CALLUM MCGREGOR has revealed new team-mates Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate and Yosuke Ideguchi are settling in well to life at Celtic.

The Parkhead skipper played alongside his team-mates for the first-time during the winter break as the Japanese trio became Ange Postecoglou's first January signings.

And McGregor has given an insight into the training during the pause in fixtures as he opened up on the impact of the new arrivals.

Speaking to Celtic TV, McGregor said: "Great - really technical players, understand what the manager wants from them in terms of him being over there as coach as well.

"(They're) full of energy, full of pressing - very similar to Kyogo in that sense that they'll work really hard fort the team and then they've got that quality as well to go along with it.

"Early signs are very good and it's just about just trying to bed them into the team and club and make sure they understand the culture and everything that we're trying to do at Lennoxtown and Celtic Park.

"I'm sure they'll be desperate to get into the game as well."

Celtic return to action on Monday as they welcome Shaun Maloney's Hibs to Parkhead.

And McGregor reckons his side will be raring to go as he insisted training has been "really strong".

It's been a different type of trainingg ground work for the Celtic squad after a hectic run of fixtures in the first-half of the season.

McGregor explained: "A little bit of tactical stuff, some fitness stuff.

"We've had a really busy first-half of the season but the games and the training are slightly different at that point.

"It's good to almost get like a mini pre-season where you get a real hit in your legs and then we can taper in terms of the  detail we want to train, the way we want to play- and then also you get a wee bit competitive in the training.

"Training has been really strong, everyone looks good, the new lads have settled in really well, so it's positive."