Reported new Celtic deal for Scott Brown is the sensible option

By John Reid

January 30, 2019

It seems likely that Celtic captain Scott Brown is set to stay at the club.

The Daily Record reports that the veteran midfielder is set to sign a new two year deal at the club.

That decision, if it turns to be true, is the correct one by the club.

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It can be argued that Brown hasn’t been at his best this season.

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Indeed he was very poor in the 1-0 loss to Rangers in December.

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But his good games for the Hoops have far outweighed the bad.

Brown can play a key role in ’10 in a row’ quest

If Celtic win the league this season, the club is only two titles away from winning the fabled ’10 in a row’.

Brown is a player that you want to have around for those seasons.

Celtic will be under pressure, and his experience will be vital.

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Does this mean that he has to play every game? No.

But there is no doubt that Brendan Rodgers will be delighted if Brown has indeed decided to stay.

He has seen how effective Brown can be in his time at the club, particularly in the ‘invincible’ season of 2016-17.

Brown is a born winner, and Celtic will need as many of them as possible going for 10 in a row.