McGregor, another member of the casualty list, has been deemed sufficiently fit to travel with Scotland on their Euro 2020 qualifying double header against Kazakhstan and San Marino, for which the national team will depart late on Sunday night, and he could take part in the meeting with Dundee at Dens Park earlier in the day.
McGregor has progressed significantly since Lennon’s first tenure at Celtic Park ended in 2014. “He was only a boy when I first saw him. He then went and had a great spell at Notts County,” Lennon said.
“It’s all down to himself, his hard work and his mindset. He’s another big-game player. He thrives in those occasions and you can play him in a number of positions as well.
“It doesn’t faze him. He has real intelligence as a footballer and physically he’s a really good specimen now as well. He’s not even at his peak yet. He’s got another four, five, six really good years in him. I’m delighted with him.”
The visit to Dens Park – where Celtic enjoyed a 5-0 romp on Halloween to give Brendan Rodgers his 100th victory as Celtic manager – will be another for Scott Bain to savour.