By Alex Stevens

Kenny Dalglish has hit out at Scott Brown’s decision to retire from international football.

The Celtic legend is unimpressed that the Parkhead skipper has decided to call time on his Scotland career at the age of just 31.

Brown has rediscovered his form after a disappointing end to the last campaign, which ended prematurely for the midfielder amid hamstring problems.

The former Scotland international scored the winner against Dundee on Saturday after shining in the 3-3 Champions League draw with Manchester City days earlier and has credited manager Brendan Rodgers and his staff with playing a major role in his revival in fortunes.

But former Celtic striker and manager Dalglish was shocked by Brown’s decision to retire at just 31.

“It’s always strange when you hear of players retiring from international football,” Dalglish said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. “Okay, he might have had some injury problems but if I was being picked for my country, I’d always go.

“Scott has been fantastic for Celtic and Scotland, and we are not in a position where we can afford to lose people of his quality.

“His performance against Man City was exceptional, and Scotland will miss him.”

Brown won 50 caps with Scotland before announcing in August that he would not play for his country again ahead of their World Cup qualifying campaign.

In other Celtic news, fans have taken to Twitter after a 13-year-old made his debut for the club’s Under-20s last night.