Cormack's fresh Aberdeen update sets Scott Brown up for brilliant Celtic battle

By David Walton

April 1, 2021

Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack has given an update on Stephen Glass that sets up a mouth-watering clash with Celtic captain Scott Brown.

Brown will move to Pittodrie in the summer once his contract expires. He’ll join Glass in a player/coach capacity as his assistant manager. However, Broony still has to close out the current campaign with Celtic first.

Glass, of course, isn’t waiting that long. He’s yet to take charge of his first game, and fans were left a touch confused as to when that will be. Well, Dons chairman Cormack cleared that up in a Q&A with supporters yesterday [Aberdeen YouTube].

The answer provided leads to an absolutely brilliant result:

“It looks like right now because of the quarantine, and he has to quarantine for 10 days and 11 nights, it looks like he will obviously miss the game against Dumbarton. And it looks like he’ll miss the St Johnstone game.

“But he’ll be hopefully there at the beginning of that week.”

So who will Aberdeen’s first league game under Stephen Glass be against? Hint – Scott Brown will be involved

If this timeframe is correct, Glass will be taking charge just under two weeks before Aberdeen face Celtic.

Now, Celtic may not be his first game in charge of course. Should they defeat Dumbarton, Aberdeen will progress into the Scottish Cup fourth round on April 17th. They could draw Celtic, but chances are they’ll face different opposition. That would represent Glass’ first game in charge.

But just a week after that, Glass would actually be taking on his soon-to-be assistant manager at Pittodrie. The final league clash between the two sides is the second round of split fixtures. Celtic will take on Livingston at Celtic Park the week beforehand with Falkirk up next in the Scottish Cup third round.

Celtic captain Scott Brown is off to Aberdeen / (MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, this is a pretty incredible timeline. You just couldn’t write it. Glass’ first league game in charge seeing him come up against Brown. It hadn’t previously been clear whether the new Pittodrie manager would even be in place before the end of the season.

And you can bet the Celtic captain won’t be shirking anything either. He’ll want to show the winning mentality he’ll bring to Aberdeen. The last thing he wants is to lose this contest and be on the receiving end of the jibes when he takes up his new role. He’ll feel he has a point to prove, whilst his commitment to Celtic will remain his top priority until the summer.

But whilst Brown and Aberdeen were always going to meet before the season is out, an extra layer of intrigue has now been added with Glass set to be involved.

In other news, the praise just keeps coming for this young Celtic starlet.