Celtic assistant manager John Collins has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times why Scott Brown is the perfect captain.
Brown led the Bhoys to a League Cup final win against Dundee United last weekend, adding to his impressive silverware collection at the club.
Collins was pressed for his thoughts on Brown’s antics on a night out just before the final, but he avoided criticism of the midfielder, instead stressing why he’s vital to the team.
“We couldn't have asked for a better captain. He is everything you want on the football pitch,” said Collins.
“He hates getting beaten, goes from the first minute to the last, never shirks a tackle, his passing is good.”
“He shouts at his team-mates, growls at them when it's needed - that's what you are looking for in a captain.”
When it comes down to the high pressure, tense and important moments, Brown always steps up to the plate.
He’s a very reliable player and regardless of what he’s up to away from the pitch, he’s consistent when he plays and that’s what manager Ronny Deila will focus on.
He’s going to be an important player for the club over the rest of the season, as the side looks to add two more trophies to their haul with the Scottish Cup and the Scottish Premiership.
In both cases Brown needs to provide that aggressive and gritty edge in the middle of the team, while ensuring the entire side stays level headed and determined.
When he plays well, Celtic often play well and he’s got momentum and loyalty behind him heading into the cup replay against Dundee United tomorrow.