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Neil Lennon hails Celtic midfielder Scott Brown after Hearts win

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Neil Lennon hails Celtic midfielder Scott Brown after Hearts win

Celtic manager Neil Lennon was full of praise following the performance of Scott Brown in the win over Hearts on Wednesday night.

The Bhoys recorded a 2-0 away victory at Tynecastle in the Scottish Premiership, which saw them temporarily move five points clear ahead of Rangers at the top of the table.

Ryan Christie fired in a brilliant opening goal for the reigning Scottish champions in the 28th minute and he now has 17 goals across all competitions this campaign.

Olivier Ntcham then added a second before half-time to help seal three points and continue the team’s brilliant form.

 

Lennon was paritcualry impressed with the second-half display of captain Brown against Hearts.

The veteran 34-year-old midfielder picked up a booking early in the first-half, but showed his maturity to stay on the pitch and continue bossing proceedings for the visitors.

“He (Brown) was class second-half. Read the game, his touch was good, his awareness was good. He’s just that glue that keeps it all together, we go through him while he sees the danger,” Lennon said, as quoted by the club’s official Youtube account.

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TBR’s View:

Brown showed all his experience in the midweek to continue playing his natural game on a booking and he’s surely the wisest head in the Scottish division.

He continues to be pivotal in the centre of the park for his side despite his age and has thrived since the return of Lennon as manager.

There are now a number of quality midfield options at Parkhead to choose from, but Brown is still always making the starting XI for an important or difficult fixture.

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