Some Celtic fans have been talking about how the side doesn’t play the same in the absence of veteran midfielder Scott Brown.
Brown didn’t start for the Hoops in their recent 3-1 win over Kilmarnock in the Premiership. Tom Rogic, Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie started in midfield, with Brown and Olivier Ntcham not even on the bench.
Who can replace Scott Brown?
McGregor, for sure
Soro surely will
Rogic will be the man
Hoops-related page CelticGossip, posted about the side missing Brown in midfield. It got many Hoops fans talking and most agreed that Celtic were missing Brown on the pitch.
Yet Soro not even on the bench….madness
— Ian Scobie (@scoblerone10) February 23, 2020
We bought one in the January window (supposedly) and can’t get near a first team squad….our recruitment policy is baffling at times!
— Sean Rooney (@Srooney67) February 23, 2020
Rogic not needed, we have enough ball players. Hopefully he will prove me wrong
— Jk (@johnkchicago) February 23, 2020
no not today but brown going to be hard to replace
— stuart mckay (@malky67) February 23, 2020
Missing Forrest more I think
— Alan McDonald (@Allymac35) February 23, 2020
McGregor has done that job and he’s been absolutely exceptional this 1st half!! Led the team forward!!
— Scott Fulton (@MrCrowleyoto) February 23, 2020
So far this season, Brown has made 46 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops and 27 of them have come in the Premiership. He has two Premiership goals to his name and they came against Hamilton and Livingston earlier in the campaign.
What do we think?
In the whole campaign, Brown, who is valued at £1.8 million (as per Transfermarkt), has played over 4,000 minutes in all competitions and that is the second-highest tally behind Callum McGregor. It shows that Brown was perhaps in need of a rest as he’s played a lot of first-team football – which may have contributed to his early withdrawal in midweek.
It seems that while he is approaching the end of his career, the majority of fans still regard him as a critical part of Celtic’s midfield.