'Bad news' - Chris Sutton delivers verdict on major Celtic player announcement
BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton believes that it is “bad news” for Scotland after Celtic captain Scott Brown announced his retirement from international football on Monday.
Brown, 32, has confirmed that he held talks with Scot boss Alex McLeish over the weekend before deciding to call it a day on international football for the second time in his career.
The 55-capped Scotland international originally retired from the Tartan Army in August 2016 but decided to do a U-turn on that decision just two months later.
However now it seems that the key Celtic player will now solely be focusing on club football for the remainder of his glittering career.
Former Bhoys striker Sutton admits that it is a blow for McLeish and Scotland to lose Brown, however he does believe that Brendan Rodgers will see a positive it in.
“Bad news for Scotland. Great news for Celtic,” said Sutton on his personal Twitter account on Monday in reaction to Brown’s major announcement.
Bad news for Scotland… Great news for Celtic!! https://t.co/3oB7luC8FV
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) February 26, 2018
Brown has been ever-present for Celtic this season.
The deep-lying midfielder has made 43 appearances in all competitions as Rodgers and his men aim to win back-to-back domestic trebles.
Scotland are due to play two friendly matches in March against Costa Rica and Hungary, so having Brown miss those will mean that he should be fresh to see out the final fixtures in the Premiership and Scottish Cup.
In other Celtic news, controversial TalkSport host Adrian Durham has claimed that this key Bhoys man must quit Parkhead at the end of the season because of Rangers.
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