Scott Brown’s future at Celtic has come into doubt recently, however, it appears he is still very much a part of Brendan Rodgers’ plans.
The captain started their Scottish League Cup final with Aberdeen on the bench, which has prompted speculation that he could leave Celtic Park in the summer.
The 33-year-old’s current contract expires at the end of the season and there has been talk about him possibly making a move to Australia, however, Rodgers has dismissed any talk of that happening.
“The team has been in very good condition, they have been playing very well,” he said, via the Daily Mirror.
“I felt that the game for one or two of the players coming back was just a game too early.
“But listen, there is no doubt that Scott Brown is a very important player for us.
“People have been trying to write him off since I first came in here and he has proven to be an outstanding player for me and a great captain.”
Brown has had a difficult season this year, as he has had to spend a significant amount of time on the sidelines through injury.
When a contract is about to expire, especially when it is a key player, there is always a significant amount of speculation about where their future lies.
However, fans will be pleased with what Rodgers has said and will want to see their favourite tied down to a new deal quickly.
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