The Celtic skipper has reacted to Neil Lennon’s recent comments suggesting that he could be part of a rotational policy with David Turnbull at the club now.
It is hard to remember a time when Scott Brown was not a part of this Celtic team. In fact, he has captained the side to nine straight Scottish league title and will be hoping to make history at the end of this season by completing 10IAR.
It is undeniable though that Broony is starting to get up there in terms of age. And his early season performances have been questioned by some of the fans, especially with both David Turnbull and Ismaila Soro warming the benches without much football this season.
It looks like though that Neil Lennon is going to be rotating his captain this season. This will achieve two objections at the same time. Firstly, it will give Brown the opportunity to get some rest and be ready when the team require him the most. On the other, it will give Celtic the chance to look at other players who could be long-term replacements for Broony.
It should come as no surprise that Scott Brown is completely open to the idea and is ready to do whatever it takes to help the team. And from a man who has captained Celtic for over a decade, this is to be expected.
As reported by Four Four Two, Brown said of Lennon’s comments:
“It’s up to the manager. Sometimes he might think I need a rest, sometimes he might think somebody else needs a rest.
“Odsonne (Edouard) had a rest at the weekend there because he has played a lot of games and he was away with France.
“That’s up to the manager, he picks the team for that game depending on everyone’s form, how people are feeling, whether people have got little niggles as well.
“I have got great respect for the manager so, whoever he picks, we all stand by him.”
While none of us want to see the day, there is no denying that Brown is in the twilight of his Celtic career. And hopefully, we will get to see him hang up the boots at Parkhead instead of going to some foreign league and walking into the sunset without much fanfare. So lets enjoy the show while it lasts. And what a show it has been.