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11th Dec, 2016 | 12:45pm

Robbie Savage: This Celtic regular would not get into a top Premier League side

By Amir Mir

BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage has claimed that Celtic regular Scott Brown would not get into a top Premier League side.

Former midfielder Savage made the bold comments on Saturday afternoon after Brendan Rodgers side recorded a 4-1 win at Partick Thistle.

Midfielder Brown played the full match at Firhill to help his team extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to 11 points.

The 31-year-old captained his side to their first domestic trophy of the 2016/17 campaign when they beat Aberdeen 3-0 in the Scottish League Cup final in November.

Additionally, he has also won three SPL titles during his time with the Glasgow giants, including participating in the Champions League.

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However, former Premier League player Savage believes he does not have the qualities to represent the elite in England’s top-tier.

“I didn’t say Scott Brown wouldn’t get a game in the Premier League,” Savage told BT Sport. “I said he wouldn’t get a game for a top Premier League side.”

Brown has made 29 Scottish Premiership, Champions League and League Cup appearances this season, scoring two goals and supplying one assist.

He has helped Rodgers side remain unbeaten in all domestic competitions this term, including helping them win 13 out of their 14 games in the SPL.

However, the Scottish Champions were knocked out of the Champions League, finishing bottom of their group.

Spanish giants Barcelona topped Group C, while Manchester City were second and German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach claimed a Europa League place.

The Bhoys picked up three draws during their six games, including being thumped 7-0 at the Nou Camp against Barcelona.

Brown participated in all six games of the European competition, failing to score or assist, but the combative player did pick up two yellow cards.

In other Celtic news, a goalkeeper upgrade is needed in January in one of three things we learned during the Hoops win over Partick Thistle.