Celtic’s Jeremie Frimpong has had a whirlwind start to his Hoops career. He made his debut for the first-team in the recent 5-0 Betfred Cup win over Partick Thistle.

That he made his debut for the first-team so soon after joining the Hoops in the summer from Manchester City, is testament to how well he has settled in to life at Celtic.

He has credited one player in particular for helping him adjust to left at Celtic – Hoops captain Scott Brown.

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“He’s been great”

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“Everyone’s been really good, but Scott Brown has impressed me. He’s been great” he said, as reported by the Scottish Sun.

“Scott made sure he spoke to me, and everyone’s been really welcoming. At first, I was nervous, because you are going into a new environment. But everyone came up and spoke to me, so that helped me settle.”


Frimpong’s comments show just how much of a leader Brown is for the Hoops, both on and off the pitch.

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He seems to take his responsibilities as club captain very seriously. That extends to helping new players at the club settle in and get to know their team-mates.

Settled into life at Celtic very well

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Frimpong seems to have settled into life at Celtic very well. Despite being only 18, he didn’t look out of place in the Hoops first-team against Partick.

Neil Lennon should have no fears about using the player in the first-team squad – rather than the development squad – from now on.

If one of the reasons that Frimpong performed so well is due to how he has been welcomed by his new team-mates then Brown deserves credit for that. When he eventually leaves the Hoops, he will be a very difficult player to replace.

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