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18th May, 2017 | 11:09am

'There is chemistry' – Rodgers hints at new Celtic deal for midfield star

By Matt Bullin

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has hinted a new deal could be on the cards for his skipper Scott Brown.

Brown has been in fine form this season and has already led his side to a Scottish Premiership title and a Scottish League Cup, with a potential treble on the horizon as his side faces Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final later this month.

The 31-year-old’s current contract at Parkhead runs until 2018 but Rodgers has hinted that his performances deserve an extension.

Speaking to Celtic View, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times, Rodgers said: “He is still a real influence and he will continue to have that.

“There is chemistry there between him and I, which should be the case when it is manager and captain. It is a really enjoyable one and our communication is open.

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“It’s been a pleasure to work with this season and he’s been a real catalyst for the squad. I genuinely think he can keep and sustain this level over the coming years.”

This comes after Brown was quoted in The Scotsman as saying that he wanted to end his career at the Scottish giants.

Brown has been an ever-present in the Hoop’s midfield engine room this term and has made 51 appearances in all competitions.

The 52-time Scotland international has missed the Bhoy’s last two matches as he serves a suspension, but he is set to return to face Partick Thistle at Firhill on Thursday night.

A win will see Rodgers’ side extend their unbeaten run in domestic fixtures to 44 games, and a goal will see them break the 100 barrier in the league.

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