Broony? “He’s such a big personality and such a big leader,” says Calmac, “right up there along with the best Celtic players”

Callum McGregor reckons that Scott Brown should continue his playing career for another season and continue to wear the captain’s armband at the club. Speaking at the club’s Mainstream Media conference yesterday ahead of tonight’s game against St Mirren, the stand-in skipper was in no doubt that Broony still has got what it takes to lead the side next season. You right him off at your peril was the message form Calmac.

“He has a huge impact, and write him off at your peril, because he’s going to come back,” McGregor said, as reported by Glasgow Times. “He’s done it a few times now, and certainly the game against Kilmarnock, I thought he was the best player on the pitch. He was absolutely outstanding.

“The thing with Scott is that people underestimate how good a footballer he is and how good his football brain is. He plays in that position so well. He can take it, turn and play forward. He knows the position so well defensively, and he gives us a real base.

“Then there’s all the other leadership qualities that he has, and you can see it rubbing off on the team.

“Over the past 13 years he’s been right up there along with the best Celtic players that there’s been, and there’s a reason for that, it’s because he’s so good.

“I think he’s always going to have value to the club. Obviously, I don’t want to speak about what he should do or what he is going to do, that’s up to Scott.

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“But I just always think he’s going to have value at this club, he’s such a big personality and such a big leader.

“If we are lucky enough to get him for another year then that would be a brilliant decision, but if he decides something else then you have to respect that as well,” McGregor added.

You can watch his Media Conference below.

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