Celtic captain Scott Brown has confirmed that he has no plans to come out of international retirement. Like every other Scotland fan, Brown watched on as the national side lost to Russia and Belgium to end their chances of automatic qualification for Euro 2020.

Brown has revealed that even though he would like to play for the national side once more, it is too much for him at this stage of his career to play for both Celtic and Scotland.

“You just know when the time is right”

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“I’d love to be able to keep playing for Scotland and be there. But you just know when the time is right for yourself and your body” he said as reported by the Scottish Sun.


“I do notice a huge difference. I’m coming off ten days without a game right now. I feel my body is as good as it can be now because I am getting the extra rest.”


It can only be considered good news for Celtic that Brown has no plans to return to the international fold. It would be too much for the player to play for both club and country at the age of 34.

Back to his best in recent victory

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Brown looked back to his best in the recent 2-0 win over Rangers. He turned back the clock with a dominant midfield performance.

If Brown played for Scotland once more, the chances of him playing to such a high standard on a regular basis would recede.

Neil Lennon in particular will be pleased that the player has no plans to reverse his decision.

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