SCOTT BROWN signed for Aberdeen last year, in the hope of not only helping on the field but off it, with a player/coach role alongside Stephen Glass.
The Celtic legend called time on his Parkhead career after the lockdown season. In the end, the club was leaderless and Scott didn’t know if he was coming or going.
Signing for Aberdeen gave the midfielder a decent amount of certainty and a route into coaching. Fast forward to now, Stephen Glass has been sacked as Aberdeen’s boss, and Scott’s coaching role has now been marginalised by new boss Jim Goodwin who admits he is so hands-on, calling on Scott is not going to be in the cards.
Out with an injury over the past few weeks, Scott came back into the Don’s squad midweek and was expected to feature at Ibrox. When the team sheet was announced, the former Celtic captain was nowhere to be seen – prompting rumours all was not well.
The Aberdeen boss has moved to refute there was an issue and revealed the reason behind Scott’s absence.
Goodwin told SunSport: “There was no issue at all.
“Scott played on Wednesday, his first game for a wee while after being out with a hamstring problem, and just had a wee bit of fatigue in his legs.
“We didn’t want to risk him with the chance of possibly breaking down and finding himself out injured again.
“It was a sensible decision, I think, from the medical team, from Scott himself and from me.”
If anybody knows Scott, they’ll know he’s not approached Jim and said ‘rest me at Ibrox, my legs are fatigued’. Broony has most certainly been told he wasn’t in the squad and you can bet he wasn’t happy.
Given he scored the last time out at Ibrox and is a huge influence in the Aberdeen dressing room, having him on the bench and on the pitch at some point could have paid dividends.
Jim seems to be stamping his authority on this woeful Aberdeen side and making an example of Scott is a way to do it.
Should we be looking to bring the former Hoops hero home in the summer in a coaching capacity?