Celtic skipper Scott Brown says that he has been enjoying his rest as he looks to overcome his injuries and explains how he intends to arrive at pre-season in good shape, Herald Scotland reports.
Brown has been pretty much a non-stop performer for Celtic over the past couple of years, playing in numerous matches both at domestic level and for the Scotland national team.
At 30, the pressure of maintaining an intense level throughout the campaign is naturally a tough ask, and there were signs towards the end of the 2015-16 season that Brown was struggling for fitness.
Speaking on the matter, the former Hibernian man explained how he battled with hamstring trouble, but he made it clear that he is now on the road to recovery as he looks ahead to an exciting pre-season.
"It was both my hamstrings and I also got bone bruising against Hearts in my final game so I was falling to bits towards the end of the season," Brown told Herald Scotland. "The rest is always good and it's the longest I've had since coming to Celtic and it was definitely needed.
"I have had a few days off which were good and I have just been trying to get over my injuries and making sure they are okay for the start of pre-season. I started back running the other day there and I feel okay so hopefully I can kick on now."
Brown will be looking forward to joining up with new Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and playing a key part in the Hoops’ new era under the respected former Liverpool manager.
The midfielder has been at Celtic since 2007 and has helped the club win six Scottish Premiership titles, and now he will be setting his sights on making it six-in-a-row amid the return of rivals Rangers.