MacGregor using Celtic's Christie for inspiration at Caley Thistle
Roddy MacGregor is drawing inspiration from Ryan Christie’s incredible career path as he chases a first team breakthrough at Caley Thistle.
With manager John Robertson promising a raft of changes this weekend, gifted MacGregor could earn his first start in the Challenge Cup third round tie at home to Morton.
After knocking on the door in the early part of this season with some sharp substitute displays, MacGregor is eager to grasp any chance he gets.
But the 17-year-old attacking midfielder insists patience will remain central to his mindset as he seeks to use Celtic and Scotland talent Christie as his role model.
Christie’s rise is testament to equal measures of hard work and natural ability.
Club legend Charlie’s son rose all the way through Caley Thistle ranks, breaking through under John Hughes and winning the Scottish Cup.
After a big-money move to Ronny Deila’s Celtic, he ventured to Aberdeen on loan for 18 months with his Parkhead future in the balance.
But since returning last year under Brendan Rodgers, he has been a phenomenon for club and country.
MacGregor, keen to emulate his fellow Invernessian’s ascent, said: “Ryan Christie is the perfect role model for me, really."
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