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‘WE’RE HAPPY WITH SQUAD,’ BROONY

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SCOTT BROWN insists Celtic don’t have to make any panic buys before the transfer deadline passes on Friday evening.

The Hoops have already missed out on John McGinn who quit Hibs in a £2.75million move to Aston Villa earlier this month.

And boss Brendan Rodgers had a £3.5million offer for Aberdeen’s 21-year-old Scotland international defender Scott McKenna rejected last week.

But Brown is adamant the first team pool is strong enough, despite criticism the champions have only brought in Odsonne Edouard and Emilio Izaguirre on permanent deals this summer while Australian World Cup winger Daniel Arzani has arrived on a two-year loan switch from Manchester City.

Stuart Armstrong and Erik Sviatchenko have also left the club in deals totalling £8.2million.

However, the skipper claimed: “We’re fine. We’ve got a big squad just now as it is. Everyone wants you to sign Ronaldo, but we are happy enough with what we’ve got.

“If the gaffer wants to bring more in, that’s up to him and his backroom staff. However, for us, we just need to make sure we keep winning.”

On the Dedryck Boyata situation, Brown refused to divulge what went on during a meeting with the player, the captain and the manager last week.

He added: “What’s said at Celtic Park and Lennoxtown stays at Celtic Park and Lennoxtown. But it cleared the air. Of course, it did. We are all together and we are right behind him.

“He wants to play and that’s the main thing. He showed his qualities (against Hamilton Accies). He was outstanding from start to finish and he got his goal to set off a great day for him.

“It’s been a hard week for him, but it’s fantastic at the end of it. He’s scored the goal and got us the three points we deserved.

“I’m pleased for him – it shows his character and as I said, we are together in the dressing room.

“It’s been in the past and will stay in the past now. We celebrate as a team, we win together as a team and we get beat together as a team.

“It shows you everyone is together.”

 
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