SCOTT BROWN was Celtic’s stoppage-time saviour the last time Hamilton Accies visited Parkhead.

The game was deadlocked at 1-1 and two precious points were about to be carelessly discarded when the Hoops skipper went on a lung-bursting run into enemy territory before finishing with an angled drive beyond keeper Luke Southwood.

There was just one minute to go when Brown launched his rescue bid on December 4 in a crucial moment in the title race with Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side drawing 2-2 at Aberdeen on the same evening.

Four days later at Hampden, the Glasgow teams met in the Betfred League Cup Final and Brown was holding aloft the silverware again.

The 35-year-old midfield dynamo is now in his tenth year as club captain and has lifted a remarkable haul of NINETEEN trophies while wearing the armband.

The onfield leader is now preparing for the Premiership kick-off in the quest for the historic tenth successive title and is ready to battle again with Brian Rice’s tubborn visitors.

CROWNING GLORY…Scott Brown with the ninth successive league prize.

Brown, speaking to The Celtic View, said: “You are not guaranteed to start in the gaffer’s team no matter who you are. That’s part of what makes us push one another to a different level.

“That’s also why the focus on us winning nine in-a-row happened. We pushed each other to boundaries I don’t think we thought we could, but we managed to do so.

”Celtic is a great club with great fans and the stadium is so impressive now, especially with them having done the Celtic Way up, as well. We’re always looking to try and maintain a level of professionalism throughout the whole squad, and we’re always looking to put on a good performance at Celtic Park and beyond.

“I’ve said this so many times, but the reason I came to Celtic was to win trophies and to play in Europe. I’ve done that. I’ve played against some of the best players in the world. I won the league in my first season here and to go and lift that first trophy as captain will always be something of which I’m immensely proud.

“That was the first of the current nine, and it’s been an incredible achievement to go nine years in a row and be so consistent throughout, to maintain that form and that aggressiveness and that never-say-die attitude.

“The same applies this season.”

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