Stuart Armstrong has spoken in glaring terms about Celtic captain Scott Brown.
Just how big a shot in the arm Broony’s inclusion will be for the undefeated Celts, was revealed in an interview in the Herald:
“I think he is a unique player in the sense that he optimises Celtic in many ways,” he said. “We’ve got a very good depth of squad here and everyone wants to play their part. But, of course, it’s a lot nicer to have him in the team than out of it.
“With Scott, his performances and his effort throughout the games have shown he’s a true leader. He’s respected very much. He’s a terrific player, there’s no doubt about it. He’s our leader. Whoever plays gives their all for the team and show the same appetite for it, but it is good to have him available for this game.”
In an undefeated season, this trip to Ibrox is far from a formality, Pedro’s men have a punchers chance of scoring and the referees surely have and Honest mistake or two up their sleeves.
But Browns inclusion will add the keystone that has been omnipresent in Celtic’s midfield since Rodgers and Brown met in Brendan’s London home in the preseason.
The blue print they drew up is a fairy tale that Celtic fans will long speak about.
As Armstrong said, Brown is a true leader, this is the time for the Skipper to take the game by the scruff of the neck as he so often does and impart his stamp on proceedings.
We are a class above Them, in Broony’s own words after the Semi Final:
“they don’t have the legs that we’ve got or the quality”
Run them into the ground skipper, Skelp the lot!