Celtic midfielder Scott Brown has told The Glasgow Evening Times that his season is over.
Ronny Deila’s side are on the verge of winning the Scottish Premiership title this campaign.
The 30-year-old Scotland international has revealed that he will no longer play any role in the Bhoys’ campaign and has explained his decision.
“I think that’s me done and dusted now,” the Celtic captain told The Glasgow Evening Times. “I need to close down for a few weeks and just concentrate on my fitness, try and get back to getting around the park because I’ve been struggling to do that.
“I’ve been sitting in front of the back four the past few weeks and you could see on Saturday in the last few minutes I wasn’t moving very well. I’ve got tendonitis in both hamstrings so I just need to chill, settle and go and enjoy my summer.”
“Next season is totally fresh, get a good pre-season under my belt, come back fit as a fiddle and go from there,” added Brown. “You continue doing it for as long as you can until someone tells you that’s you f****d. Now it’s feet up, watch the lads play and hopefully we can get three great victories in the last games.”
Celtic have three more games this season, and there does seem no reason for Brown to push himself.
It is very sensible of the Scotsman to rest himself and take an early break, as this is only going to help them.
The Scottish Premiership giants will feature in the Champions League qualifiers from July, and Brown will be a key player in their quest to feature in the group stage of Europe’s premier club competition next season.
Celtic’s final three Scottish Premiership games this season are against Aberdeen (Celtic Park), St Johnstone (McDiarmid Park) and Motherwell (Celtic Park).
It should not come as a surprise to anyone if the Bhoys will win all of those three league matches.