Former Celtic striker-turned-pundit Frank McAvennie has revealed he is ‘gutted’ at Scott Brown’s decision to leave the club at the end of the season.
Having steered the club to nine consecutive titles and 23 domestic trophies overall, the combative captain has already booked his place in Celtic folklore.
McAvennie has explained to Football FanCast just how big a miss the Dunfermline-born stalwart will be:
“I’m disappointed. He’s the last of a dying breed, he doesn’t mind shouting at people and loves a tackle.
“I’m gutted, because the fans aren’t getting a chance to say goodbye to him. And it’ll be fun because he’ll come back to Celtic Park, the fans will go mad, Scott Brown they’ll all be singing, and he’ll go through someone in midfield and the mood will change, but that’s Scott.
“I would have loved him to stay.”
Should Scott Brown have stayed for next season?
Celtic will need their leaders next season if they are going to bounce back immediately, and Brown is certainly one of them.
Although his performances on the pitch might’ve been on the decline, losing the midfielder and Neil Lennon in one fell swoop leaves the club a little devoid of those who know how important getting back to winning ways is.
It remains to be seen whether his presence will be missed, but one thing is for sure, after 605 appearances in green and white hoops, it’ll be a strange day to see Brown lineup against the Bhoys.