Celtic captain Scott Brown has explained he’s feeling fit despite the amount of games he’s already racked up this season.
The Bhoys midfielder is certainly one of the most senior members of the squad at Parkhead, but continues to be an ever-present in the team and is a major driving force.
He’s already played 41 games across all competitions this campaign and started in every single league fixture to date.
The 34-year-old has chipped in with four goals this term, but it’s his tireless work-rate and defensive steel that makes him undroppable.
Brown has heaped praise on current boss Neil Lennon and ex-manager Brendan Rodgers too for their help with his conditioning.
“I’m enjoying playing football. I’m as fit as I have been for a long while. Brendan helped with that and Neil’s come in and made sure I can keep ticking over,” Brown said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
Brown did appear to be slowing down a few years ago at Celtic after giving so much to the club, but he’s been re-energised in recent years and even now is colossal in the centre of the park.
The central midfielder made his 700th senior career appearance in the win over Hamilton at the weekend and there are no signs of him slowing down anytime soon.
There are the options in the Bhoys squad to make rotations, but Lennon seems reluctant to pull him out of the firing line and that epitomises the sort of character he is.