Scott Brown has been one of the most influential names in Celtic’s recent history being their longest-serving player. The 4th Official reckons that Broony could be justifying his decision to retire from the Scotland National team last year when the Hoops take on Hamilton Accies this weekend.
Brown announced his decision to hang up his boots from International Football in February last year for the second time following a similar announcement in 2016. The player made over 50 appearances for the Scottish side scoring four goals in the process.
At 34, Brown’s level of football has seemingly declined. Despite putting in spirited performances recently, it would be extremely unjust to compare his recent performances with the ones from a couple of years back in time. At Brown’s age, the dip in form and consistency is very much expected. This is despite the player being a mainstay in the Celtic side ever since his arrival.
However, it seems Brown took an intelligent decision when deciding to shift his focus to club football solely. The dividends of Scott’s decision would be seen this weekend when Celtic square off against Hamilton at the Fountain of Youth Stadium. The midfielder would have fresher pair of legs when compared to his Celtic pals who were on international duty.
Brown would certainly be benefiting from the rest he has received in the past two weeks and could turn the same into a quality performance for his side. The fixture against Hamilton is expected to be a walk in the park for Neil Lennon’s men, and there could be no better occasion for Brown to stamp his authority in the game.
The player signed a new contract with Celtic just as 2019 commenced and he is supposed to spend at least two more seasons at the club. The player also interestingly revealed his retirement date, which is running neck to neck along with the tenure of his latest contract.
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