Scott Brown’s performance for Celtic in the recent 2-0 win over Rangers was a throwback to the old days, when he regularly dominated the fixture.
He may have performed poorly for Celtic in matches at Ibrox last season. However, that certainly wasn’t the case in his most recent visit.
He took control of the midfield and drove the Hoops on to a notable victory. Now, some recent comments by Hoops boss Neil Lennon have made Brown’s performance look even more impressive.
Lennon has revealed that the Hoops captain overcame a recent toe injury to feature in the game, and in other recent matches for Celtic.
“He had a ligament injury”
“He had a ligament injury in the toe, and that’s sort-of curtailed him a little bit in some of the games, where he was getting injected, and that needs to settle eventually” Lennon said, as reported by the Daily Record.
“But looking at him at Ibrox he looked back to his very, very best. It was like looking at him in his mid-20s.”
The fact that Brown had an injury issue but still controlled such an important game is testament to his ability as a player.
International break hopefully aided recovery
Hopefully the recent international break will have aided Brown’s recovery regarding the toe issue. He will be needed for the Hoops for the upcoming run of games that the side has. Most notably, this will include the start of the Europa League campaign.
Brown’s performance at Ibrox just underlined how important he will be in the quest to win nine in a row. When he gets fully fit, his performances could be even better.