Brendan Rodgers believes that Celtic’s double treble winning captain Scott Brown can still play for the Hoops for many years to come, even though he is 32-years-old.
The Hoops skipper has been a lynchpin of the side since Rodgers became the Hoops manager in 2016, and with Brown having retired from international duty, Rodgers believes he has the game to keep on playing for a good few years yet.
Rodgers believes that if Brown keeps taking care of himself, he could even play until he is 40-years-old.
“Scott is playing the game differently, not thinking he has to do everyone’s running” Rodgers said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“He’s not being asked to do more than anyone else in the side. He’s certainly got at least another couple more years left in him.
“We’ll just wait and see how he gets on over the next few years. But Gordon Strachan played until he was 40, to a high level.
“So I never want to put any time limit on it. He is peerless, really.”
Brown has once more been a mainstay of the Hoops side, making 56 appearances and helping the Hoops to another hugely successful season.
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Hoops fans will be hoping that Brown is able to prolong his career as long as possible, as he is the one irreplaceable player in the Hoops side at the moment. When he isn’t on form or isn’t playing the Hoops struggle, and his lack of injuries in recent seasons have undoubtedly helped the Hoops achieve their incredible levels of success. Naturally Rodgers and the rest of the Hoops staff will have to consider a time when Brown needs to be phased out of the team, but judging by the comments made by the Hoops manager that isn’t going to be anytime soon, and Hoops fans can look forward to another few seasons at least of Brown dominating Scottish football and leading the Hoops to more glory, in both domestic football and in Europe, where Brown will be one of the most important figures in determining if the Bhoys qualify for the Champions League group stages.
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