Celtic captain Scott Brown has had yet another interesting week as he was once again in the news after being the victim of a dreadful challenge by Ross County’s Andrew Davies.
Brown was very lucky to avoid injury after Davies’ stamp, which should give Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers some thought for the future.
If Brown had been injured, the mainstay of the Hoops side – with 46 appearances so far this season – may have missed the Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final on the 15th of April, which would have been a massive blow for the Bhoys.
The 32-year-old makes the Hoops tick, and him missing the semi-final would have been catastrophic for the Hoops. With that in mind, Rodgers should rest Brown for the Hoops’ two matches before the semi-final, against Dundee and Hamilton.
With all due respect to those clubs, the Hoops should be able to defeat them without Brown in the side, the excellent Olivier Ntcham can deputise, for example.
With an unprecedented second consecutive domestic treble on the line, the Hoops need all of their best players available for the semi-final if they want to be in with a chance of making history.
Brown isn’t worth taking a risk on in two games against teams near the bottom of the table – Dundee are 10th, and Hamilton are ninth – with the semi-final less than a fortnight away.
Rodgers needs to do what is best for the club, and if that means resting Brown for two matches, so be it.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops have received some good injury news