SCOTT BROWN is determined Celtic will not go down for the count of ten in the fight for their fifth successive Premiership crown.
The Hoops skipper insists the remaining ten league games are the most crucial of the Parkhead side’s season and there will be no chance of a knock-out as they remain focused.
Ronny Deila’s men have shed four points in the dismal draws against Hamilton and Dundee while Aberdeen, who have played one game more, have closed the gap at the top to one.
But Brown is up for the title scrap and said: “The players have got to take a lot of responsibility. It’s us who are out on the park. We’re still top of the league and that’s what people have got to remember.
“We know what it’s about, we’ve been there and done it before and we are looking to do it again this year. The last ten league games are absolutely huge for us. They are the biggest of the season, but we can cope with that.”Winning leagues is always hard, but it is all about how you cope with challenges. There are always challenges in a season and it’s about how you bounce back. We’ve got the mentality in that dressing room and the belief that we can do it.”
The inspirational midfielder added: “This is the time of the season when it comes to rolling up the sleeves and getting on with it.
“What is said outside the club doesn’t matter to us. It is all about what we say to each other and how we get the best out of each other.“We all know what is at stake and what has to be done. We are confident. We will just keep on going and look to do any talking on the park.”