Brendan Rodgers finally makes decision Celtic fans wanted for years

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Brendan Rodgers will know that he needs to change a few things up at Celtic. The club might be leading the Premiership title race at the moment but they have been far from convincing and have looked shaky on more than one occasion in games which they are expected to win easily. The Northern Irishman has shaken things up a bit with his team selection against Hibernian.

Of course, the big talking point of the day might be the decision to leave out Kyogo and start Oh Hyeon-gyu. The Japanese forward has not been at his spectacular best this season but a lot of that has to do with Rodgers' system, as he is seeing a lot less of the ball than in the past.

Another key change though was in midfield. Tomoki Iwata has gotten himself a rare start. That also means that Callum McGregor is expected to have more freedom and move a bit further up the pitch.

That is something that fans have been calling for for a while now. Many have felt that McGregor's qualities going forward have been wasted in his regista role.

Rodgers finally makes decision Celtic fans wanted for years

McGregor was an important source of goals for Celtic in the past. In the 2019/20 season, he found the back of the net on 13 occasions.

But the following season, he found himself playing more and more in a defensive midfield role, as Scott Brown did not start regularly anymore. And while the current club captain has done a good job, one cannot help but feel that he can offer so much more in the final third of the pitch.

It remains to be seen how things play out against Hibernian. If McGregor impresses, then this might be a more regular sight moving forward.