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‘Part of the glue that pulls everything together' - Rodgers hails 'phenomenal' £5.94m Celtic ace

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Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has been speaking about the club following their recent success and has highlighted how important Scott Brown is to the side.

His two and a half seasons at the club from May 2016 to February 2019 were truly remarkable as he won every competition available, this included five domestic cups and the league twice, per Transfermarkt. He also achieved the unthinkable as they completed the double treble whilst he was in charge and even managed to break the 100-year-old British unbeaten domestic record with a 69-game unbeaten run, per BBC Sport.

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Speaking to Celtic FC following the Hoops’ latest title triumph, the Leicester boss was left raving about Brown’s importance to the side. He said: “What I love about Scott is that he plays every game like it’s the first time anyone’s watching him. It doesn’t matter if it’s away at the Nou Camp or up at Ross County, he’s up for every single game.

“So he’s a phenomenal player and also a huge part of the glue that pulls everything together within the players. He’s selfless. He looks after them and he looks after the club.”

It is hard to disagree with the ex-Swansea manager about Scott Brown pulling everything together as he has been a consistent starter in the side pretty much since his signed for the Bhoys back in 2007 for £5.94 million, per Transfermarkt. Since then he has made 566 appearances, and the central midfielder has also contributed with 45 goals and 60 assists.

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The fact that he has maintained his place in the starting eleven for so many years now and doing this for all of their nine consecutive title wins emphasises how crucial he is to the side and this is further supported by the fact that he has been captain since the 2010/11 campaign, via thecelticwiki.

This means he has led the side for the whole of their ‘nine in a row’ journey and you wonder whether the club could have achieved this remarkable achievement if Brown had not been there to take the lead.

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