Callum McGregor relished and revelled in Celtic’s title success more than anybody else.

He took on the big job of succeeding Scott Brown as captain at the start of the season after the veteran and other staple decided it was time to’seek out fresh chances.’

The Invincibles were suddenly extremely thin on the ground, and McGregor was faced with giving leadership to a team that looked nothing like the one that crawled to the finish line last season.

A miracle strike from the captain gave Celtic hope of progressing in the Champions League away to Midtjylland, but the wafer-thin side was eliminated after extra-time. Over the course of the season, there were few disappointments.

Month by month, the Celtic team improved and gained character, and a difficult October schedule that included travels to Aberdeen, Motherwell, and Hibs proved to be the springboard for a 31-match undefeated run that culminated in today’s jubilant celebrations.

McGregor’s contribution was recognised by his peers with the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award, but it is the adoration of the Celtic fans and the club’s shared triumph that motivates him.