SCOTT BROWN reckons Stuart Armstrong could be in the Celtic team to stay.
The Hoops skipper praised his reinvigorated midfield partner who is standing by to make his full Scotland international debut this week.
Armstrong celebrated his call-up from Gordon Strachan by netting the winner against Dundee at the weekend, his 12th goal of the campaign.
Last term, when ex-Hoops boss Ronny Deila played him in a wide position, the 24-year-old playmaker had to be content with four strikes.
Brown said: “Stuart has come on leaps and bounds after being in and out of the team at the start of the season.
“But now he has consolidated his place in the side and he’s playing out of his skin week in, week out.”
The 31-year-old Hoops captain could now link up with the former Dundee United man in the Scotland line-up.
He said: “We’ll have to wait and see because we obviously don’t know the team.”
With Brendan Rodgers’ men now zeroing in on their sixth successive Premiership crown, Brown admitted there is no secret formula to the 36-game sequence that has seen them undefeated in domestic football.
He said: “There is a winning mentality in this Celtic squad and we have got that togetherness, as well.
“Everyone is working hard on and off the ball and I think that is what is getting us over the line.
“We fully intend to continue to do what we have been doing all season.
“We’re winning games and, of course, we did it again against Dundee at Dens Park which is always a hard place to visit.
“We got a bit nervy after they scored to make it 2-1, but we dug deep again and managed to get the three points.
“That’s what this squad of players is all about.”