CELTIC skipper Scott Brown revealed £1million centre-half Marvin Compper has had an instant impact on his new team-mates.

The 32-year-old defender caught up with the Hoops during their winter training camp in Dubai and Broony stated he has been impressed by the one-time German international.

The captain said: “He came in and he has been very positive. He speaks well and he even understands what I say, which helps!


“He has joined in with the lads and gone out for dinner with us, so it’s good to get to know the new players who come in.”

Broony admitted that the opportunity to get some sunshine will prove beneficial during the second half of the season.

He added: “It’s been fantastic – the conditions, the pitches, and it’s also been great to get some sun and chilled time as well.

“The facilities were top-class last season and it was good to the get the same training facilities and it helps we are in the same hotel.

“We’re familiar with everything, there is a pool and beach so we have all we need.

“Training has been hard. We have had two double sessions in the morning when we have been making sure we have been working hard.

“After that, it’s downtime and time to chill-out when you make sure you recover for tomorrow’s training, which is going to be hard again.”

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