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‘IT WOULD BE LOVELY TO BEAT GERS,’ BROWN

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CELTIC skipper Scott Brown insists it would be “lovely” to win the title against Rangers at Parkhead on Sunday.

But the 32-year-old midfielder has also warned his team-mates to avoid getting caught up in the occasion.

A third successive Old Firm victory – following the 3-2 win at Ibrox last month and the 4-0 Scottish Cup triumph almost two weeks ago – will see Brendan Rodgers’ men lift their seventh successive Premiership crown and extend their Old Firm unbeaten run to 11 games.

Brown said: “It would be lovely to do it at Celtic Park in front of our own fans. It means the world to them to see us getting a trophy, winning leagues and winning more titles, but the main thing is we need to make sure we do the business on the day.

“We believe we can win EVERY game. We’ve got top-quality players, whether it’s on the bench or the ones who are starting. We go into games and we believe, we’ve got confidence and we’ve got a top-quality manager.

“You always want to win against Rangers, you always want to prove a point, especially in the city, but we need to make sure we turn up, because anything can happen on the day.”

Victory over Graeme Murty’s outfit would also keep the Hoops on track for a historic double-treble, with the Parkhead men requiring to beat Motherwell in the Scottish Cup Final on May 19 for unprecedented success.

Brown added: “That would be incredible, but we can’t get too carried away with ourselves.

“We’ve got a huge game coming up and we need to make sure that we win that first.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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