Former Celtic hero Scott Brown’s Fleetwood Town suffered some late heartache as their fairytale FA Cup run was ended by Burnley.

The League One side were undone by a 90th minute Connor Roberts strike after a battling performance.

The Cods had defended doggedly throughout the match against superior opposition, and played the entire second-half with ten men after Cian Hayes’ harsh red card.

The red card came right on the stroke of half time
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Championship high-flyers Burnley were the dominant team, but a Fleetwood side featuring former Celt Scott Robertson had held strong until Roberts’ close-range finish.

It was a gutting end for Brown and his players but the former Celtic midfielder will surely be happy with his side’s endeavor.

Fleetwood seemed to embody everything you’d expect from a team led by Broony, with tough tackling and good organisation hallmarks of their play.

Brown is in his first season as Fleetwood boss
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They had conceded just one goal in their six matches leading into the fixture, and it’s clear to see why.

Their attention will now turn back to league matters with a winnable game against Cheltenham at the weekend.

It wasn’t all bad news for former Celtic figures though. Hoops favourite Craig Bellamy is assistant manager at Turf Moor and sees his side through to the quarters.

A tough night for Broony, and this writer who sat through 90 minutes of Burnley vs Fleetwood Town. Doubt I’ll be doing that again anytime soon.

In other news, Anthony Ralston is yet to feature for Celtic in 2023

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