CELTIC legend Scott Brown was left fuming after former team-mate Cilian Sheridan shot down his Ayr United side at Somerset Park at the weekend.
The two former Hoops stars locked horns in the Championship as the 35-year-old hitman came out on top with the winner in Queen’s Park’s 2-1 Championship triumph.
Broony was raging as his team collapsed at home and the loss now leaves them just three points ahead of ninth-placed Inverness Caley Thistle.
The Iconic one-time Parkhead captain, who took over as Ayr gaffer in January, said: “That’s the worst performance since coming here. There was no composure on the ball and no real quality in the final third.

NET PROFIT…Cilian Sheridan slides in Queen’s Park’s winner to the dismay of ex-Celtic team-mate Scott Brown.

“We lacked aggression. We looked drained and it’s not a great sign. The one good thing is we have another home game coming up against Airdrie on Friday.

“We have to have an understanding. We were very lucky to come in at half-time only 1-0 down. We changed the shape and started well, but an unforced error again cost us. Individual errors are costing us hugely.”

Broony, speaking to the Daily Record, added: “You can get some momentum in the game, but errors drain it away from you. The lack of quality on show was disappointing.

“We didn’t look like we were the fitter team. Queen’s Park knew they had to win the game or they’d have been five points behind us and we would have had a game in hand. Their desire was more than ours.”

RED ALERT…Cilian Sheridan (right) is congratulated by his Queen’s Park colleagues after claiming the points-clincher at Somerset Park.
Ironically, the home team’s best player was keeper Josh Clarke, on loan from Celtic until the end of the season. He had no chance with the goals from Ruari Paton and Sheridan, with his third for Queen’s since his recent arrival, before Jack Sanders claimed Ayr’s consolation effort.

Former St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson, now in charge at the Hampden club, paid tribute to his much-travelled former Hoops forward and said: “Cillian has been great.

“I think people were a wee bit surprised when we brought him in, but we knew what he could bring to the team. That’s three goals now and he’s contributing more than that to the team.

“He’s an intelligent player and has that experience about him.”

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