Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times the benefits of being able to train alongside Celtic icon Scott Brown, admitting his career could have developed in a far more negative way.
Brown has become the definition of Celtic, embodying everything that club represents and also playing a key role for Scotland at international level.
Armstrong has explained that he’s definitely someone who has had a positive impact on him so far at Parkhead, as he aims to get a Scotland call up himself at some point in the future.
“Even training with the boys here and playing alongside guys like Scott Brown is encouraging and helps you develop as a player,” he said.
“It could have been better, in certain respects. But it could have been a lot worse, so I am very happy about how it has gone so far.”
The Scot is facing challenges at both club and country level with his main priority for the rest of the season being winning a treble with the Bhoys.
He’s made a very good start under Ronny Deila and his job over the next couple of weeks is to try and replace Stefan Johansen as the main man in behind the main striker up front.
The number ten role is a very competitive area for club and country at the moment so Armstrong just needs to keep his head down and work hard to get ahead at both levels.
There was a little bit of surprise when he was overlooked by Gordon Strachan recently, but he has a real chance to put some pressure on the former Celtic boss over the rest of the campaign.