Scott Brown wasted no time getting in to the swing of things on Saturday. The Celtic midfielder played like he had never been away, which would’ve pleased Ronny Deila no end.
The captain looked like he had never missed a beat as he dictated the game, and got the players around him playing too.
He showed that he was badly missed in the heart of the Celtic midfield and when he eventually came off it was no coincidence that’s when Aberdeen came more into the game.
Scott Brown has been at Celtic for over 7 years now; signed by Gordon Strachan, playing under 4 Celtic managers, seeing many players come and go. While many fans didn’t take to him wholeheartedly at first he grew into the Celtic jersey season after season. Injury perhaps hampering his abilities at times.
It was Tony Mowbray that gave Scott the captains arm band during his ill fated spell as manager but when Neil Lennon came in to replace Mowbray he was quick to retain Broony as captain.
It’s no surprise that Ronny has done the same. He’s a leader on and off the park and can prove to be the difference in games where the battle is waged in the middle of the park.
Scott is known for his feisty temper but the player has calmed down over the years, he’s still no shrinking violet but you can see he has toned things down. He now has a maturity that you need to be a Celtic captain.
We all hope his injury problem can be put behind him now as he looks to kick start Ronny’s new era at Celtic Park. There is no doubt the player will play some part in the Europa League this week as Celtic look for European redemption.