CELTIC legend Scott Brown admitted he gave his Fleetwood Town players “hell” before their FA Cup heroics last night.

The former Hoops captain, who won 22 honours in his 14 years at Parkhead, saw his English League One side overcome the division’s pacesetters Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in a dramatic home replay to book a place in the fifth round of the competition for the first time in their history.

The Hillsborough side are top of the league and had been unbeaten since October until they travelled to meet Broony’s battlers. The Yorkshire club were on a high after beating Eddie Howe’s Newcastle in the previous round.

However, a goal from on-loan Luton winger Carlos Mendes Gomes sent them tumbling and Fleetwood now face Championship leaders Burnley at the next stage.

QUADRUPLE TREBLE WINNER…Scott Brown with present skipper Callum McGregor following the Scottish Cup triumph in December 2020, Celtic’s twelfth successive domestic honour.

The Hoops icon had been left fuming at his players following their loss against Burton Albion and the rookie gaffer, speaking to Radio Lancashire, said: “We seem to like the Cup.

“We were playing an exceptional team and at half-time I turned around to see the land of the giants coming on. They brought the big guns on.

“But what we did do is look after the ball. I am delighted for these lads as I have gave them hell the last couple of days.

“I wasn’t happy with the performance in the Burton Albion game, there was no composure, we didn’t control anything so the last couple of days we have been working hard and watching a lot of videos, getting an understanding of the plan.

“On Saturday, nobody listened, today was exceptional, balls in the box we defended with our lives, not the tallest team, but you have to have that aggression and desire. Second-half, was always going to be a bit deeper.

“I thought the lads were exceptional. I can’t thank them enough for taking it in as it was always going to be a hard game, and they stood up to it.”

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