CELTIC’S legendary skipper Scott Brown could have his Aberdeen contract scrapped – TODAY!

The 36-year-old Hoops hero, who won 22 honours during a glittering 14-year career at Parkhead, is poised to retire from playing to concentrate on the next phase in his career.

Broony quit Celtic in the summer when his contract expired to join former Hibs team-mate Stephen Glass in a two-year deal that also included coaching.

However, his friend was axed last month following the side’s Scottish Cup exit against Motherwell at Fir Park and replaced by St Mirren gaffer Jim Goodwin.

Ironically, Broony was in contention for the vacant post at the Paisley club before Stephen Robinson’s appointment.

THE LONG GOODBYE…Scott Brown in one of his final games for Celtic, the 1-0 loss against Ross County in Dingwall in February last year.

GREEN FOR GO…Callum McGregor races away from his former skipper Scott Brown in Celtic’s 3-2 win at Pittodrie last month.

The one-time Scotland international star was missing from the Dons squad that played at Ibrox on Saturday, a mysterious situation that was flagged up by CQN.

The experienced campaigner was fit and raring to go after playing 75 minutes of the Premiership encounter against Hearts in midweek.

Goodwin moved swiftly to defuse the situation by saying: “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.”

The outing against the Tynecastle side will almost certainly be club captain Brown’s final appearance for the Dons, according to a report in the Scottish Sun.

The contract he agreed in the summer is likely to be terminated as early as this afternoon with the one-time Hoops dynamo becoming a free agent.

The £4.4million deal which brought the player from Hibs to Parkhead when Gordon Strachan swooped is still the most expensive transfer between two Scottish clubs.


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