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Scott Brown: It's difficult to maintain standards at Celtic every week

Celtic skipper Scott Brown says it's important everyone at the club has a proper rest this summer.

Celtic captain Scott Brown has told the Glasgow Evening Times he feels it’s important that the club’s players have a proper break after this season.

Brown has confirmed that manager Ronny Deila has already told certain players they will be given extended breaks and the skipper feels it’s much needed after a very long and intense season.

“The gaffer is trying to make sure we get three or four weeks to get a proper break. Everyone needs it. I do think it is hard trying to sustain this tempo every week,” he said.

“There are a lot of games. I always want to play, but I can understand why the manager has given me the option.”

Brown and other older players in the squad need the extra time to recharge their batteries because once the new season gets underway, the pressure is going to be as fierce as ever.

It’s important the Bhoys hit the ground running next season, because the side are going to be targeted by every team they face who will be looking to knock them off of their perch.

Extra time off is also going to allow certain players to reflect on their performances over a long season, judging where they think their own games went wrong.

They can come back ahead of next year with ideas over what needs to change and that will make the job of Deila a little bit easier if he’s thinking along the same lines.

For now, Celtic have two games left and Deila will not let the standards of his team slip through either fixtures.

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