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GLASS EXPECTS NO FAVOURS FROM CELTIC SKIPPER

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SCOTT BROWN will come face to face with his prospective new team-mates when Celtic take on Aberdeen at Pittodrie tomorrow night.

The Hoops skipper, 35, has agreed a two-year pre-contract with the Dons to team up with his former Hibs colleague and close friend Stephen Glass in a player/coach role.

The new gaffer, who took over from Derek McInnes last month, acknowledges his players should not expect any favours from Brown who is ready to make his fourth last appearance for the Parkhead club as they wind down a wretched season.

Glass, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “I don’t know whether John Kennedy will play him and put him in that position. That’s John’s decision. If I was John, I might.

“Would he want to play? He’s such a professional that if John does put him in the team, he would want to win.

“That’s just the kind of guy we are attracting to this club. If he’s smashing our players over the head, the players would expect it, as well, because that’s what Scott Brown is and that’s why he’s coming to this club.”

Glass lost captain and keeper Joe Lewis in the penalty-kick shoot-out Scottish Cup win over Livingston at the weekend. Gary Woods came on in the 2-2 extra-time stalemate to make his debut and he is on stand-by to play against the Hoops.

The former Hamilton Accies and Ross County No. 1, said: “When you go into every game you train every week to play a game at the end of the week.

“I was mentally ready for when this opportunity came and, thankfully, it did come and we got over the line in the end.

“We showed good reliance and team spirit.”

 

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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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