Scott Brown demands that Celtic 'grow a set'

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The Hoops skipper is not messing around as he delivers a firm message to his side.

Scott Brown has told his Celtic team-mates to 'grow a set' and ensure they win a fifth straight Scottish Premiership title amid pressure from Aberdeen, as quoted by The Scotsman.

The Hoops are making hard work of winning a title that could, and perhaps should, have been effectively safe in the bag by now.

As it stands, Ronny Deila's side, who have a game in hand over the Dons, are just one point clear of them at the summit as Derek McInnes and co threaten what would be a huge upset.

Such a precarious situation has prompted strong words from the Bhoys' captain, who demands that his team-mates ensure that the status quo is not broken in Scotland this season.

“Aberdeen are a great football club. We know what they can do, they have been doing it all the way through the season. We have slipped up a couple of times and so have they. It has kept the season interesting. They have kept on our heels, and they are still on our heels now," he told The Scotsman.

“Everyone in the dressing room has got to believe that [we can see it through]. If we don’t believe that then that five-in-a-row and all the work we have done to get here will vanish.

"All the work we have done to get to this situation will have been for nothing. Now we need to grow a set, and kick on now until the end of the season.”

Aberdeen were the last side to win the Scottish top flight before Rangers and Celtic monopolised the division, with Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson leading them to glory in 1985.

McInnes's men will go top if they beat Kilmarnock at home on Saturday, and if Celtic fail to win away to St Johnstone.

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