SCOTT BROWN fired an ominous warning to Celtic’s rivals to say that there was more to come from the Scottish Champions as they look to seal 10IAR. A win over Livi took Celtic top and after Rangers dropped points against Hibs at Easter Road, the club are still in a good position with a game in hand.
As reported by the Daily Record, Brown said that Celtic are still to find their best form and they would endeavour to do that in the next few weeks as fixtures come thick and fast.
“I don’t think we’ve hit top gear yet. Sometimes you have to grind these games out and just get the results.
“You don’t worry about the performances at the end of the season – not if you’ve won the league. It’s all about points on the board, obviously.
“But we want to play better. We want to make sure we control games from start to finish a lot better. We don’t want to be defending a 3-2 lead for the last 15 minutes every week.”
Brown believing that he and his Celtic teammates are hardwired to win and this is shining through as Celtic continue their relentless climb up the table. Rangers were dealt a mentality blow as Celtic went top and they failed to match the result meaning if Brown & Co win their game in hand, Celtic will be top.
“We don’t get too excited, don’t get too emotional. We play the game and focus on who we’re playing. That’s the big thing, not getting carried away with our form.
“If we keep winning games, all we know is we’ll keep a smile on everyone’s faces. We aim to do that for as long as we possibly can.
“We don’t worry about anyone else. We aim to get success here every year and push the boundaries all the times, whether it’s pushing current players or bringing in others.
“The manager has brought in a lot of players and there have been changes in the team and formation. So it’s been great that we have been able to keep winning matches at the same time.”
Brown, who turned 35 over the summer, is continuing to set the standard in the middle of the park for Neil Lennon’s side and will be hoping to continue this as Celtic continue their Europa League group-stage dream versus Latvian side Riga.