CELTIC skipper Scott Brown has backed Stefan Johansen to shrug off the boo boys and return to top form.
The Norwegian international midfielder has struggled for consistency this season after his award-winning campaign last time around and has come under fire from a certain section of the support.unspecified-18

Brown said: “When you come to big clubs, you have to expect it now and again. Some people love you and some people hate you. It’s part of the baggage.

“Stefan is definitely big enough and ugly enough to take that on the chin. He is a talented boy and was PFA Scotland Player of the Year last season.

“That shows you how good a player he is and he has also been linked with moves here, there and everywhere. He is a top player.

“It’s down to everyone having their own opinion of players. Some people really like him, some don’t. It’s the same with myself – they either love me or hate me. You have to take that on the chin and deal with it.

“Stefan goes out there and runs as far as anyone, tackles as much as anyone. He has great quality on the ball. He is a good player for us to have in our team.

“Everyone deals with it in their own way. Stefan comes in every morning and is cheerful. He’s no different this season than he was last season. So you don’t want to make it too big an issue.”

Yesterday we reported that Celtic manager Ronny Deila is also 100% behind Stefan Johansen, believing that after a very difficult start to the season, the Scottish Player of the Year is now re-discovering the form that won him that prestigious award.

Time for the support to GIVE THE BHOY A CHEER. That’s what we’re there for…



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