Video – Scott Brown’s pre-match Sky interview ahead of delayed Beautiful Sunday

SCOTT BROWN spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon as the build-up for the now postponed Scottish Premiership match initially scheduled for tomorrow got underway.

The Celtic Captain then sat down with the Sky Sports team and this interview would have been used as part of their build-up to kick-off tomorrow. With events surrounding the coronavirus kicking in the Sky preparations for the match were left somewhat redundant.

Now, here’s the thing, we have paid to watch this game, or at least those of us who subscribe to Sky have. Will they be able to deliver on their contractual obligation to these subscribers? We’ll have to wait and see. Having taken the money, and sold their advertising – and they have obligations to their advertisers, then Sky will want to see the game played.

The wishes of the Losers’ loser Alex Rae is going to be fairly far down the list of priorities of the broadcaster and the football authorities. Anyway Sky Sports have released the video so we can share with you what Broony had to say. He is impressive, the day Neil Lennon decides he’s done all he can, here surely is the next Celtic manager.

“Everyone keeps mentioning I’m getting older and older, but I’m enjoying the challenge,” Broony told Sky Sports.

“I still manage to keep up with the rest of them, so I think for me it’s about trying to keep my fitness levels as high as I possibly can and just trying to keep ticking out the games as long as I can too.

“One day I think [my legs]will fall off. I think that’ll be the end of me. I’ll be chasing somebody down the line and I’ll just be realising that this is time to call it a day.

“But for now, I think I’m probably as fit as I have been. I’ve managed to keep the fitness levels for the last three or four years at that maximum level, and as long as I can keep turning out results and we keep winning games I’m available for selection.”

Broony also talked about the major differences he’s noticed in Lenny from his first time as Celtic manager. “He’s very chilled, relaxed. I don’t think I would’ve ever said that the last time he was manager,” the Celtic captain said.

“But he’s grown, I think he’s enjoying managing the second time around a lot more as well. He understands the way the lads were playing as well, and he’s added a few of his own qualities in there as well, and that’s what good managers do.

“They always take a good thing and try add a couple of bits here and there that can maybe improve you and it’s done that so far, and here’s hoping it continues.”

Warning. If you go to the Sky Sports link, there are no flashing lights but you are at risk of hearing Charlie Nicholas in another video they are showing.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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