Scott Brown has disclosed what the Celtic players have been working on during the international break, the Glasgow Times reports.

Whilst many of the players have been on international duty, Brown has revealed that those that were in still in Scotland were worked hard by Neil Lennon and John Kennedy at Lennoxtown.

“It’s all about what we’ve been working on in the last couple of weeks while the other boys have been away on international duty” Brown said, as quoted by the Glasgow Times.

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“Building from the back”

“We’ve done a lot on pressing, building from the back, our style of play and the shape we should be in…getting back to basics, with the manager and John Kennedy enforcing it” he concluded.

The proof of this hard work will be in evidence for the first time when the Hoops take on Hibernian on Saturday afternoon.


With Celtic on a poor run of form up until the win over Motherwell, Neil Lennon has no doubt been giving it plenty of thought about how to turn Celtic’s season around.


Who knows, perhaps going back to basics will be the solution to the situation. Pressing the opponents would be a good start. It is time for the Hoops to get on top of teams from the first minute. It is good to see that Lennon and John Kennedy recognise that as important to the team.

Hoops boss looking to change approach to games?

What Brown means by ‘style of play’ is certainly interesting. The Hoops have been ponderous at times during the recent poor run. The time has failed to create chances, particularly in Europe.

Neil Lennon and John Kennedy in the Celtic dugout

Neil Lennon and John Kennedy in the Celtic dugout / (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Maybe Lennon is looking to address that by changing how Celtic approach games.

Brown’s comments add another layer of intrigue to what it already a vital game for Celtic at Easter Road. If the Hoops can indeed get ‘back to basics’ then it could be a good day for Celtic fans.

In other news, Neil Lennon has no return date as yet for Mikey Johnston.


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