Celtic

Scott Brown is being let down by his Celtic teammates and needs “more legs in and around him”, according to Frank McAvennie.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Parkhead legend heaped praise on Brown, 35, for his “magnificent” performance against Aberdeen.

The centre-midfielder produced a man of the match display on Saturday, as the Hoops began the post-Neil Lennon era with a 1-0 win over the Dons at Celtic Park.

He completed 91 per cent of his passes and made 16 ball recoveries in what was his 34th appearance across all competitions this season. (Wyscout)

Brown is out of contract at the end of May and revealed that he will make a decision on his future at the end of the season.

When asked for his assessment of Celtic’s captain’s future, McAvennie told Football Insider: “You write that man off at your peril.

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“Scott Brown was man of the match at the weekend. What you see is what you get. Whether people like or, or don’t like him, he was magnificent in there against Aberdeen.

“He must be so frustrated and let down with the players around him though.

“He will be 36 soon and he needs more legs in and around him. If the others are not doing it, there is only so much Scott can do.”

Speaking on his future last week, Brown, as quoted by the Glasgow Times, said: “As it stands now I am here to support John (Kennedy) and to try to help the lads as much as I possibly can and see what happens.

“I’ll see if I am still playing and take it from there at the end of the season.”

In other news, McAvennie slams two ‘soul-destroying’ Celtic players who have let down Jonjoe Kenny.