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Fletcher lists five reasons he's not looking to take Scotland captaincy away from Scott Brown

Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher has piled the praise onto Celtic star Scott Brown.

West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher has explained in the Daily Record the main reasons he’s not looking to take the Scotland captaincy away from Celtic’s Scott Brown.

Fletcher has previously been skipper for his country but he insists that Brown is the right man for the current side, as they look to move forward under the guidance of Gordon Strachan.

“Am I sitting there thinking how I get it back from Broony? Not at all. We have a great relationship,” he said.

“We’ve been in the squad together for years now and he’s a great guy, a great captain, a great leader, a great player, and great about the squad.”

Brown has been in great form through recent weeks, guiding Celtic to three consecutive wins over Dundee United across different competitions.

He’s also helped the Bhoys secure their first piece of silverware this season with the League Cup victory which will add to his own confidence as well as that of the team.

It also bodes well for Celtic that he’s acting as an inspirational and motivational figure for a very experienced player.

It shows that the benefits he poses as an experienced figure at Celtic aren’t simply confined to rubbing off on younger players.

Hopefully for Celtic’s sake, Brown and other members of the Bhoys squad can now push on and have a good international break before the domestic action returns for the run-in and the crucial period in the season.

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