Celtic boss must be brave and drop Scott Brown for Glasgow derby

By John Reid

August 15, 2019

There is no doubt that Celtic captain Scott Brown is one of the club’s modern day legends. He has led the club to nine successive domestic trophies. Brown will go down as a club icon of recent years.

However, it does look as if time is beginning to catch-up with the player. He was very poor in the 4-3 loss to Cluj which saw the Hoops exit the Champions League.

Game was summed up by needless handball

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His game was summed up by the penalty he gave away for a needless handball in the penalty box. The next game that most Celtic fans will now be focusing on is the first Glasgow derby of the season against Rangers on September the 1st.

For that game, Neil Lennon must be brave and drop Brown from the starting line-up for the trip to Ibrox. At one stage that would be unthinkable.

Has been overrun in previous visits to Ibrox

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However, in Celtic’s last two visits to Ibrox the Hoops captain has found himself overrun in the middle of the park.

That cannot be allowed to happen for a third time in a row. A loss at Ibrox would only increase the pressure on Neil Lennon following the loss to Cluj.

Therefore, Lennon must be brave and leave Brown out of the side. It can only benefit Celtic’s chances of winning at Ibrox.