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12th Mar, 2018 | 9:17am

Brendan Rodgers raves about Celtic senior player after win against Rangers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has raved about Hoops captain Scott Brown for being the team’s on-field leader.

Rodgers revealed that Brown was the player who told the players what to do when the Hoops were reduced to ten men following Jozo Simunovic’s sending-off in the 3-2 win over Rangers on Sunday.

“Broony is a big-game player. They all understand how we work when we go to ten men, but Scotty is the captain and he can dictate that message” Rodgers said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“It is important that everyone understands that.”

The 32-year-old senior player, who has been a mainstay of the Hoops side this season with 45 appearances so far, not only lead the team with ten men but played a huge role in the Bhoys’ equaliser to make it 2-2.

His long ball up the park found Moussa Dembele whose on the stroke of half-time changed the game.

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Football Insider verdict

Brown always thrives in the Old Firm derby, and Sunday was no different and he lead the Hoops in a rearguard action which ultimately lead to a victory which all but clinches the Bhoys’ seventh title in a row. Brown’s ability to dictate the play and his partnership with Olivier Ntcham were key factors in the Hoops taking the lead with ten men. Brown, even in the veteran stage of his career, still has a streetwise aspect to his game that most players in Scotland lack. He will be a massive miss to the Bhoys when he retires as he makes the squad tick, but that’s a worry for another day and not for now.

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