Celtic fans' shout for Rangers flop inspires Scott Brown
Scott Brown has explained how the fans inspired him in an unorthodox way to his St Johnstone screamer.
The Celtic captain gave his side a shock second goal in the first half, helping the Hoops progress to the next round of the Scottish Cup.
Now, fans will probably inspire Broony to his next goal when they find out how.
Rangers flop helps Brown to rare goal
Brown says what helped him shoot was the renowned ‘Sebo’ chant heard around Scottish grounds.
This is in reference to bitter rivals Rangers’ former striker Filip Šebo, known for missing shots.
The Daily Record reports Brown saying: “I don’t think they actually want me to shoot most of the time. I usually get the shout of ‘Sebo’ two seconds after I shoot!
“It’s one of those that I’ll probably hit one time out of a hundred that sweet and it goes in the top corner. The main thing though was getting into the next round, it was a good, proper performance.”
The former Slovakian international probably doesn’t know how much of an influence he still has on the Scottish game.
St Johnstone goal proves captain is back with a bang
On the run up to the transfer window, talk was surrounding Brown’s performances and future.
A move to Australia and United Arab Emirates were reported but the former Scotland skipper decided to sign a new two year deal.
Since January, Brown’s performances have improved tenfold, returning to his recognised self.
The icing on the cake appears to be that St Johnstone screamer from at least 35 yards out – his first goal for two years.
Furthermore, a midweek Man of the Match award shows he still is highly thought of as a player.
The next big test for the 33-year-old is the Valencia tie on Thursday, against a higher calibre of opposition.
The Spaniards like to play a fast physical game which is one the captain will try and relish.
Hopefully Broony will inspire the Hoops to victory.