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Mark McGhee tips consistent Celtic star to win another 30 Scotland caps

The Scotland assistant boss says Bhoys captain Scott Brown can continue to play at the highest level for years to come.

Celtic and Scotland captain Scott Brown can continue to perform at the highest level for club and country for years to come, Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee has told the Scottish Sun.

The 30-year-old midfielder is in line to win his 50th cap for his country in the friendly with Denmark next week as he continues an international career which has so far lasted over a decade.

Brown has played 34 times for club and country this season, leading his club side to the verge of a fifth consecutive Scottish Premiership title and just failing to steer Gordon Strachan's national side to a Euro 2016 qualifying play-off spot.

McGhee, who manages fellow Scottish Premiership side Motherwell in addition to his duties as Strachan's right-hand man, believes that the consistent level of Brown's performance means that he can continue to be a star for club and country for years to come.

He told the Scottish Sun: "We are glad he is still around. This will be his 50th cap, he has got another 20 or 30 in him.

"I think the challenge he gets here is different from the challenge he gets at his club, and he rises to it and he really enjoys it.

"I would argue that he's been our best player since we have been here. A lot of people have done really well - don't get me wrong. But consistently I think Scott has done a great job."

As well as being an important player at international level, Brown has been a key figurehead for Celtic since his arrival from Hibernian nine years ago.

Appointed captain of the Bhoys in 2010, Brown has made over 350 competitive appearances for the Hoops and has been an integral part of the Glasgow side's starting XI under Strachan, Tony Mowbray, Neil Lennon, and now Deila.

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