Celtic sticking together – Brown
Scott Brown says rumours of a split in the Celtic dressing room are wide of the mark and claims the team are as united as ever.
The Hoops have stumbled out of the blocks this season and currently find themselves in the unusual position of not leading the Scottish Premiership standings, sitting in third place at the international break, three points behind leaders Hearts.
Celtic’s issues on the field, coupled with the unpopular sale of Moussa Dembele to Lyon this summer and Dedryck Boyata’s refusal to play in European qualifiers, has lead to suggestions of unrest behind the scenes.
Brown says speculation over the Parkhead dressing room is way off the mark, though, and ge expects Celtic to silence those who have questioned the team’s unity with a good run once the international break is over.
‘There are a load of pundits who just want to say something but that’s just people keeping themselves in a job,’ Brown told the Scotsman. ‘We stick together here and we have a great bunch of lads. We do our talking on the field.
‘I don’t read the stuff so it doesn’t bother me. But I was told about it. People can have their own opinion and can say what they want but they don’t know what happens daily in our dressing room.
‘My role as captain has never changed and there’s no need for me to bring everyone together because there’s no big issue there.’