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‘I’LL BE PROUD WHEN KT BECOMES CAPTAIN,’ BROONY

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SCOTT BROWN has backed Kieran Tierney to be his long-term successor as Celtic captain.

The defender stepped in for the suspended midfielder during the 5-0 League Cup romp against Kilmarnock and, at 20. became the Hoops’ youngest-ever skipper.

Broony said: “He was born to be a captain. He’s a warrior.

“The fans love him and the lads love him, as well. If anyone is going to take it off me, it would be a proud moment to give it to the Wee Man.

“He loves the club, he understands the club and he knows what it means to play for Celtic and to win matches and to lift those trophies.

“So, you never know, one day he could be captain of this club.

“He would love it and so would his family, so, hopefully, the Wee Man can stay here for a long time.”

Tierney also captained the Hoops in the recent 5-0 friendly win at Sunderland and, astonishingly, like Tuesday night, was the oldest defender for Brendan Rodgers.

Brown will return for tomorrow night’s Premiership game against Partick Thistle at Firhill.

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