JOHN HARTSON has told anyone saying Scott Brown is done at Celtic after the recent game at Ibrox is WRONG in his latest Evening Times Column.
The Celtic captain was off the pace in Govan but so were so many of his team-mates.
The bhoys fell to a 1-0 defeat in a game they failed to stamp any authority on from the off.
With Brown’s top performances in these games over the past two and a half years, it was very noticeable when he was struggling on the day.
One bad game does NOT make you a bad player. Brown has shown his worth to Celtic and is still able to do a job for the club going forward.
John Hartson believes Celtic are better with the midfielder.
“When it comes to losing a game against Rangers, as big a game as they come, people start looking for scapegoats.” Hartson told the Evening Times.
“And I think Scott Brown falls into this category this week.
“I’ve heard people say he could head off to Australia now, that his time has come, that his influence is on the wane at Celtic. But I just don’t buy it.
“Brown worked his socks off at Ibrox on Saturday but he was poor. He had a bad game. It happens. And let’s be honest, it hasn’t happened very often for Celtic in these high profile games, has it?”
Scott Brown has been linked with a move to new Australian club side Western Melbourne in recent months with the consortium heading the project keen to bring the midfielder in as a marquee signing.
The Celtic captain is now in the final six months of his deal and while Rodgers is understanding Scott is taking his time over signing a new Celtic deal, the Irishman will want to know sooner rather than later where he stands.