CALLUM McGREGOR believes Scott Brown will go down in history as one of Celtic’s greatest-ever captains.
The Scotland international midfielder is confident his team-mate will leave a legacy of hard work and professionalism long after he has stopped playing.
Brown was in supreme form last season as he led the Hoops to a domestic clean sweep without losing a game to Scottish opposition.
And the inspirational leader has been excellent this time around with the Betfred League Cup being retained and Europa League games against Zenit Saint Petersburg to look forward to as well as the target of the league and Scottish Cup to complete a historic back-to-back treble.
McGregor said: “Broony is probably one of the best captains Celtic have ever had, and we’re lucky to be led by him.
“You don’t meet a lot of people in football who are as good as Broony.
“I’m trying to take as much as I can from what he does on and off the pitch. If you’re lucky enough to be part of that, then you have to learn from it.
“It would be a shame not to learn from him.
“I can say from experience that, having watched everything he does, then once he goes, hopefully I’ll be the next one to try to set the standards he set for us as young players”
The CQN Podcast: A Celtic State of Mind (EP28) with former Celtic director Tom Grant
Paul John Dykes and Kevin Graham are joined by Celtic’s ex-director, Tom Grant, who offers a fascinating insight into the running of the club in the 1980s and 1990s.
Tom Grant explains exactly why Celtic refused to complete the Mo Johnston transfer in 1989, and lifts the lid on audacious efforts by Billy McNeill to recruit Peter Beardsley and Steve Bruce.
Tom Grant also dissects his relationship with Fergus McCann, and the impact of the ‘Celts For Change’ movement in overturning the ‘family dynasty’ board in 1994.
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