Celtic will undeniably miss Scott Brown when they take on Motherwell on Sunday. The Hoops skipper is suspended following his red card after scoring the winning goal against Kilmarnock.
However, the enforced rest could do the player a power of good in the long-run. Brown will miss the game against in-form Motherwell. But he gets a rest after playing a tough 90 minutes against Valencia in midweek.
Team-mates won’t get benefit of break
That won’t be the case for the majority of his team-mates. Brown’s absence against Motherwell also guarantees that the player will be fit and raring to go for the upcoming double header against Hearts and Hibs.
The two trips to Edinburgh will be amongst the difficult Celtic have left to endure this season. The Hoops need to get the three points at Tynecastle to ensure they stay clear at the top of the league. Whilst the treble dreams are on the line at Easter Road in the Scottish Cup quarter-final.
Key players will need to be at the top of their game
For the Hoops to have the best chance of winning both games, they will need all their key players at the top of their game. That definitely includes Brown, who is sure to thrive in what will be an intimidating atmosphere at both games.
Celtic will need Brown at his best to keep the treble dream alive. That is why the Hoops captain missing the game against Motherwell will be a sacrifice worth taking.