By Dominic Toner

Scott Brown believes that the current Celtic side are potentially the best team he has played in during his time with the Scottish giants.

The 31-year-old joined the Bhoys back in 2007 and has gone on to become a very successful player.

He is the current club captain and is still an ever-present in the centre of midfield, with Nir Bitton the most common player alongside him.

Brown has played in a number of successful Celtic title-winning sides and has featured alongside some star names.

Robbie Keane, Victor Wanyama, Virgil Van Dijk, Shunsuke Nakamura and Aiden McGeady have all been former team-mates of Brown during his time at Celtic Park.

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However, the central midfielder feels that the current crop of players could rival any of the past teams and has heaped huge praise on them.

“I think this team could be as good as any team coming through here since I’ve played,” Brown told Sky Sports. “We’re fit, we’re strong, we’ve got talented players and we’ve got a great manager as well.”

Celtic have been enjoying a fantastic season under Brendan Rodgers, who is on course to clinch the league title in some style during his first year.

They are on the brink of winning the Scottish Premiership and could clinch it away to Dundee on Sunday, depending on results elsewhere.

The Bhoys have played 28 league games so far this campaign and won 26 of them, while drawing against Inverness and Rangers.

Celtic are pursuing a remarkable unbeaten domestic season and 32-goal striker Moussa Dembele has been a major driving forced behind their success.

Meanwhile, Brown continues to be an influential player and has made 45 appearances already this season.

In other Celtic news, the club’s 20-year-old has hinted at a summer exit.

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