Photo: Scott Brown wears Rangers kit

Celtic Parkhead

Celtic captain Scott Brown is pictured in Rangers kit.

It's time like these which will make Celtic captain Scott Brown rue the invention of the internet - or in fact cameras.

Had the 30-year-old known he'd end up a bonafide Bhoys legend, the roll of film on which this picture was taken might have been set on fire by the man himself seconds after the flash - but he couldn't have known.

Indeed, Brown, who joined the Hoops from Hibernian in 2007, has won 10 major trophies at Paradise - including six Scottish Premiership titles - but his feint Rangers roots have been uncovered recently.

Photographs of the no-nonsense midfielder emerged on the internet, in which a very young Brown, then training with Rangers, is seen sporting a full Gers kit.

Rangers decided against signing him on the basis he was too small, before Hibs snapped him up as a 13-year-old in 1999.

Celtic fans are unlikely to think any less of Brown in spite of his brief Rangers history, given the type of character he is and how many honours he has helped secure for the club.

No doubt Brown will reiterate how much of a Celtic man he is next term as the return of Rangers to the Premiership opens up the possibility of four Old Firm derbies.

Rangers might also have Joey Barton on their books by that stage, if rumours are to be believed, in what may be a fascinating midfield duel between the battle-hardened pair.

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