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Celtic midfielder: I will decide my future in January

By Emma Sanders

Scott Brown has revealed he will make a decision on his international career in January following a hectic fixtures schedule for Celtic in the Christmas period.

The 31-year-old came out of retirement to play for Scotland during their 3-0 defeat against England at Wembley in October and it is unclear whether he will continue to feature for Gordon Strachan’s side.

Brown is the current Scotland and Celtic skipper but he is likely to step down from his role as international captain to concentrate on his domestic career.

He has admitted he has arranged to meet with Strachan in January to discuss his future but it will depend on how he feels following Celtic’s busy December schedule.

“I’ll see how it is after the 31st and see how I feel after six or seven days off and then a mid-season camp. I am feeling good. I feel fit and want to continue the way I am,” said Brown, as quoted by the Daily Record.

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“I have told Gordon [Strachan] that we will speak.”

It’s likely Brown could announce his retirement from international football for the second time ahead of Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia in March 2017.

Brown has already played 30 matches throughout the 2016-17 campaign, including 14 league games and 12 European games for Celtic.

The Hoops’ fixture schedule dictates that they will play nine games in just 28 days throughout December, with their latest coming against Hamilton at Celtic Park on Tuesday evening.

Brown sat out last Saturday’s clash against Dundee after serving a one-match ban but he has been a crucial player for Celtic this season and will be first choice to start the majority of the December fixtures.

In other Celtic news, Hamilton midfielder names Brown as a player he looks up to.