Craig Brown urges Celtic hero Scott Brown not to make disappointing decision

Craig Brown wants Scott Brown to continue his Scotland career.

Former Scotland boss Craig Brown has told The Herald that he wants Scott Brown to continue his Scotland career despite suggestions that he could retire.

Scotland failed to qualify for Euro 2016 after a 2-2 draw with Poland last week, and whilst the 6-0 win over Gibraltar meant the qualification campaign ended on a high, there are now suggestions that midfielder Brown could opt to end his international career.

The Daily Mail believe that Brown has held talks with Celtic and the Scottish FA over announcing his international retirement, which would certainly be a blow to the Scotland side.

Brown, 30, has 46 caps for Scotland, and having established himself as the heartbeat of the Celtic side as well as on the international stage, the midfielder is now considering a move to focus on his club career during the final stages of his playing days.

Now though, former Scotland manager Craig Brown has offered his thoughts on Brown's future, telling The Herald that he would be 'disappointed' if the midfielder decided to end his international career, suggesting that the number of caps he has is more important than how much money he has earned.

"I think he will want to play every game he can and that he would want to play for Scotland," said Brown. "He has 49 caps and there is another wee incentive for him. At the end of the day in football, a player is not judged on how much money he has made, he is judged on his achievements. One of them is the number of caps he’s won. Nobody cares about how much money Scott Brown has made. They would care about the number of caps he’s got, or titles he has won."

"You would want him to get to the Hall of Fame. He deserves it. Scott has captained Scotland and has really battled. When you have guys like that, you want him about you, you want him in your team. So if he goes it would be disappointing, in my opinion," he added.

The next few weeks are set to be key for Brown as he decides what to do with his career, but Celtic may be hoping that he does choose to quit playing for Scotland, as it would keep him fresh for club games - something Ronny Deila would no doubt be keen on.

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