John Kennedy: Ask Scott Brown to miss a game, he'd slap you in the face

The Celtic coach has joked about the determination of the club's skipper.

Celtic coach John Kennedy says captain Scott Brown would 'probably slap you in the face' if you asked him to miss a game.

The Bhoys skipper has been an essential part of the club's success this term and, with two games left, Kennedy says Brown would not even entertain the idea of being rested.

Indeed, asked about the captain, Kennedy said his reaction wouldn't be ideal to being offered the chance of a rest.

Two players who will be rested for Celtic's next game, however, are Stefan Johansen and Nir Bitton, Kennedy has revealed.

And Johansen has earned the rest, according to the Celtic coach. Kennedy praised the Norwegian's 'terrific' ability and form, suggesting the amount of games he has played this season only makes it logical for him to miss out one or two.

Kennedy also spoke of Charlie Mulgrew, meanwhile, providing a positive update on the Celtic man's fitness.

The 29-year-old may be able to take part in the last two games of the Hoops' season and is raring to go, the coach says:

The Scottish champions travel to St Johnstone on Friday night.

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