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  • Scott Brown on his decision to remain a Celt - in this week's View

    Scott Brown on his decision to remain a Celt - in this week's View

    By: Tony Connelly on 10 Feb, 2019 13:18

  • SCOTT Brown put in another emphatic Man of the Match performance in last night’s (Wednesday) win over Hibernian as the Celtic captain continues to illustrate his weight in gold one week on from signing a new contract.

    Brown’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season, and with only four months remaining in the current campaign, a Hoops side without ‘Broony’ looked like a possibility. However, those fears were allayed last week when he turned up at Paradise after training to pen his new deal.

    And in an exclusive interview withthis week's Celtic View, Brown discussed his decision to remain a Celt until 2021.

    “I’m absolutely delighted,” he admitted. “Peter Lawwell, the gaffer and I get on really well, we’ve had a lot of chats over the past few months, and eventually we all decided that this was definitely the best deal for everyone.

    “I love the club, I love playing in front of 60,000 fans, I love winning games and winning trophies. That’s why I came here – it’s so long ago now – and I enjoy every single moment of it, from training every day at Lennoxtown to playing in front of our fans. The main thing is for me to stay and try to win as many more leagues and cups as I possibly can.”

    When his contract does finally expire at Celtic, Brown will be almost 36-years-old and he revealed he wants the green and white jersey to be the last he wears professionally as a player.

    “I think this definitely will be my last contract,” he said. “I’ll be coming up for 36 by the time this deal ends, and it’ll get to a stage where the body says, no, you can’t keep pushing for 60 games a season, especially here, because the schedule is so hard for everybody.

    “We’re lucky enough that we’ve got a big squad and a great manager who can give you time out and knows when you’ve been struggling through injury, and knows when to chop and change players. So it’s good in that way, but two more years at this club is something to look forward to.

    “As I said, it’s been such a long time and I’ve enjoyed every single moment of it, but I think, after the two years, that’ll be me done and dusted.

    “I couldn’t love playing for any other team like I do this one though. Celtic’s been part of my life for so long and as long as I feel like I can perform to the standards required here, I want to play my football here.”

    Read the full interview and much more in this week’s Celtic View. On sale now.

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