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'Massive for us' - Rogic praises Celtic teammate after Old Firm display

By Aramide Oladipo

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic has heaped heavy praise on the club captain Scott Brown following his performance in the Old Firm derby on the weekend.

Brown, 32, produced another dominating display in the middle of the park against fierce rivals Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon, captaining the Hoops to their third successive Old Firm derby victory in all competitions.

The Scotland international has once again been a constant in the Celtic first-team this season, featuring in 14 matches and contributing with one assist.

Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Rogic was full of praise for his fellow teammate and he is convinced that Brown will be regarded as a Celtic legend in the future.

“The skipper is massive for us,” he said.

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“He seems to win every 50-50 he goes into.

“He gets us set up on the right foot. He is crucial for us.

“He’s been at this club for years now, he is a leader who leads by example. He’s been exceptional for a number of years now.

“He will be one that, when he stops playing, people will look back and see him as a real legend of the club.

“We are fortunate to have a captain like him to play under. It makes our job easier.”

Rogic, 24, was instrumental in helping the Hoops pick up all three points at Ibrox as he opened the scoring with a fantastic finish just after the interval.

It was the midfielder’s first ever goal in the Old Firm derby and he has won four out of the last five meetings against Rangers.

The Australian has enjoyed a fine start to the new campaign, contributing with three goals and five assists in all competitions.

The Hoops will look to take their domestic form into Europe as they face a tough away trip to Anderlecht in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

In other Celtic news, fans have raged at Gordon Strachan after this in-form attacker was omitted from the Scotland squad.

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