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Neil Lennon suggests Scott Brown could be handed new Celtic contract

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Neil Lennon suggests Scott Brown could be handed new Celtic contract

Scott Brown scored a double last weekend.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes that Scott Brown could sign a new contract extension, The Scottish Sun reports.

Brown signed a new two-year deal last January and many thought this would be his last. The 34-year-old is approaching the final stages of his playing career, having spent the past 12-and-a-half seasons at Parkhead.

The Celtic captain remains a mainstay in the midfield under Lennon, providing leadership and tenacity. He scored twice against his former club Hibernian in the League Cup semi-final last Saturday to highlight his importance to the side. And Lennon thinks he can play on beyond the expiry of his current contract.

 

Lennon on Brown

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When asked about a potential extension, Lennon said (via The Scottish Sun): “It will depend on on how Scott is feeling and how he’s playing at the time. I think he’s got another year after this one.

“So we’ll take a view of that maybe this time next year, with him as well. But the way he’s playing at the minute, it might cost us a few bob!”

Lennon also confirmed that the Celtic skipper was playing through an injury earlier in the season. He added: “He had a little bit of a toe problem at the start of the season that was curtailing him. But he’s over that now. He’s in a good place and the players respect him and look up to him.”

TBR’s view

Brown remains an evergreen presence in the Celtic midfield. With nearly 550 games under his belt in a Celtic career spanning back to 2007, it is hard to imagine a Bhoys team without him.

There will be a time in the near future when it comes to an end. But while he still remains an important part of the furniture, Lennon would be wise to keep him on – even as a squad player.

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