Celtic media round-up: Brown was pleased by teammate's two game ban

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Brown on cheating

Scott Brown says that he was pleased to see Celtic's Derk Boerrigter banned for two matches earlier in the season, when he was caught diving against St. Johnstone.

Boerrigter faced retrospective punishment for his simulation earlier in the campaign and Brown was pleased his teammate did face a spell on the sideline as he wants all cheating kicked out of the game. 

"We have had a player who did that at St Johnstone and he got a two-match ban so I think it was dealt with rightly," he said to the Daily Mail.

'You don't want to see people cheating whether it helps you or not."

Deila on pitch

Ronny Deila says that Dundee United's pitch was to blame for Nir Bitton picking up an ankle injury during their Scottish Cup clash at the weekend.

Bitton limped off at Tannadice and Deila feels that the poor state of the playing surface made the injury inevitable. 

"Nir twisted his ankle," he said to the Glasgow Evening Times. "When pitches are like that (Tannadice), you get things like this. You never know how serious it might be, We will see tomorrow."

Deila angry

Celtic manager Ronny Deila admits that his side weren't good enough during the opening period of their Scottish Cup clash with Dundee United.

The Bhoys drew 1-1 with United at the weekend and Deila felt that their poor start ultimately cost them a chance of winning the fixture. 

"First half was not good enough," he admitted to the Glasgow Evening Times. "We should have been more direct and fought more for second balls. But, we did that in the second half."

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