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‘HERE WE GO AGAIN,’ SCOTT BROWN

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SKIPPER Scott Brown has revealed he is looking forward to the deluge of big games that are coming Celtic’s way.

The 31-year-old midfielder quit the international scene to concentrate on his club football and he hopes to reap the rewards in the forthcoming weeks.

Motherwell provide the opposition in the Premiership at Parkhead on Saturday before Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach arrive in Glasgow for Champions League Match Three on Wednesday.

Then it’s onto Hampden on Sunday for the Betfred League Cup-semi-final against the comedy club, Sevco Rangers before the attention switches back to points-collecting as the Hoops aim for their sixth successive crown.

Brown said: “We also have Ross County and Aberdeen up there within three days of each other. Cheers for that! A 7.45pm kick-off in Dingwall and home at four in the morning.

“But we want as many games as we can get just now because our fitness levels are going up and up. We are scoring more late goals than we have ever done.”

And the Hoops will kick off November with a return game against Monchengladbach in Germany.

Brown also thanked Brendan Rodgers for the fine-tuning after a disappointing period last term when he carried injuries into matches under former boss Ronny Deila. 

He said: “When a new manager comes in, I don’t think you know what to expect. But the gaffer has been exceptional from start to finish. Every training session has been enjoyable.

“When he came at first, we just hoped we would get Champions League football. But, deep down, everyone thought we were going to get there. And we believed we could do something if we did.

“We were all really disappointed by what happened against Barcelona, but then we bounced back against Manchester City. 

“We now have two big games back-to-back against Monchengladbach. Naturally, if we could get more points on the board it would be great.”

 
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