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27th Feb, 2018 | 3:52pm

'This day was always coming' - Commons delivers verdict on Celtic key player announcement

Kris Commons has paid an emotional Instagram tribute to his former Celtic and Scotland team-mate Scott Brown, after the Hoops skipper announced his retirement from international duty.
Commons, now a pundit with Sky Sports, paid a fulsome tribute to Brown on his personal Instagram account.
“This day was always coming but still a sad day that Broony will not be playing for Scotland again. Remarkable gent and a true leader. Once in lifeline captain! Was a pleasure skip to play for Scotland and Celtic alongside you. A huge loss for the national team but it’s Celtic’s gain for the coming years.”

Brown and Commons played together at the Hoops for six years, in that time winning a host of trophies and achieving some remarkable results in Europe.
Key Bhoys player Brown announced his decision to quit international football after discussions with recently appointed Scotland boss Alex McLeish, as reported by BBC Sport.
He has been a massive success since joining the Bhoys from Hibernian in May 2007 for a fee of £4.4million. In that time he has won eight league titles, three Scottish Cups and four League Cups as the Hoops have gone from strength to strength.
The 32-year-old is still arguably the most important player in the Hoops squad, as the Bhoys struggle to play their best when he isn’t in the team, as was shown in the recent goalless draw with St Johnstone which Brown was suspended for.
Brown will now concentrate on trying to win an unprecedented second consecutive domestic treble with the Hoops, starting with the league encounter with Dundee on Wednesday night.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops have been linked with Celta Vigo striker Borja Iglesias
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