Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has cast major doubt on Scott Brown’s participation in Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final by revealing that the Hoops captain is struggling with a foot injury.
Senior player Brown was the victim of a poor challenge by Aberdeen’s Andrew Shinnie, and Rodgers is hopeful that the Hoops captain will be available for the climax of the Scottish season against Motherwell.
“It was a bad tackle. It was late and right on the foot when the ball was well gone so hopefully he’ll be ok,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the Hoops’ official Twitter account.
🗣️ BR on Scott Brown after the skipper was on the receiving end of a bad challenge: “It was a bad tackle. It was late and right on the foot when the ball was well gone so hopefully he’ll be ok.”
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 13, 2018
One good thing for Hoops fans to take into account is that Brown managed to complete the 90 minutes against Aberdeen, but he was unable to prevent the Hoops for losing 1-0 to the Pittodrie side.
Football Insider verdict
If Brown misses out it will be a huge blow for the Hoops, as he is the player that makes the Bhoys tick, and it would make the cup final a tough game to predict. Brown has been exceptional for the Hoops this season, deservedly being named player of the year nine years after winning the award for the first time. Hopefully Rodgers is just being cautious, as he knows that a Hoops team without Brown is severely diminished, and the Hoops would struggle badly to replace him at Hampden Park. This story is something to keep an eye on for the rest of the week, as it would be a hammer blow for the Bhoys if the Hoops talisman misses out as the Bhoys look to clinch their second successive domestic treble, the Hoops need Brown if they want to make history.
In other Celtic news, fans were unhappy with one player’s performance v Aberdeen