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21st Apr, 2017 | 3:01pm

Rodgers: This player is the catalyst to the Celtic team (not Dembele or Sinclair)

By Harvey Byrne

Manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed Celtic midfield stalwart Scott Brown as the “catalyst” to the current team.

The 31-year-old midfield enforcer has often been overshadowed this campaign due to summer signings Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair scoring an incredible 55 goals between themselves in all competitions this season.

However, he may have had to sit out of the Hoops’ vital clash against rivals Rangers on Sunday after receiving a late red card in last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Ross County, but for the SFA not making a decision on the club’s appeal until after the game.

This has handed the Glasgow giants with a huge boost and Rodgers was aware of that as he spoke about the important of Brown in his pre-match press conference, as covered by the official Celtic Twitter account.

Brown has been a linchpin for Celtic in the centre of the park since joining from Hibernian in the summer of 2007.

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He has helped the Hoops lift seven Premiership titles during his 10 years at the club and has completed an incredible 411 for the Glasgow giants with 49 of them coming under Brendan Rodgers this campaign.

In other Celtic news, Jack Aitchison has shared his delight on Twitter after scoring Thursday evening’s winning goal against Rangers.

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