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Celtic: Alan Rough claims club miss leadership of Scott Brown

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Former Scotland footballer Alan Rough has claimed that Celtic are currently missing the leadership of their former captain, Scott Brown.

The struggled to a 1-0 away loss to Livingston in the Scottish Premier League over the past weekend thanks to a solitary first-half from Andrew Shinnie.

Rough has claimed that the poor performance showed how ‘lightweight’ the team look without Brown – who won the league 10 times with the club before leaving over the summer.

Talking on the PLZ Football Show, Rough claimed the need someone organising things on the pitch, saying: “It’s absolutely incredible when you see the score, if you go by stats, 80% possession and getting beat one-nothing.

“You must start saying to yourself, where’s it all gone wrong? And I think that they’re just lightweight, I don’t think they’ve got anybody organising anything.

“They’re missing a Scott Brown, they’re missing somebody in the middle, there’s no leadership. They all just seem to be doing their own thing, you know, and it’s not working.”

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Brown moved to Aberdeen over the summer and has already played 13 times for his new club (often as captain), showing he’s not quite finished just yet, despite being 36 years old.

Having previously been at Celtic since 2007, it was always going to be hard for the to adapt to life without one of their most talismanic figures of the past decade or so.

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Perhaps a hangover of Brown’s departure has been his former club’s inconsistent start to the new season. They currently sit sixth in the league, having already lost three of their opening six fixtures.

With their former captain unlikely to return any time soon, perhaps it is time for some current players to show some more leadership on the field as Rough suggests.

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