Celtic assistant John Kennedy makes joke about Scott Brown's behaviour during Brendan Rodgers' first training session

Celtic's Scott Brown speaks to referee Bobby Madden

Celtic returned to pre-season training today, with Brendan Rodgers taking charge for the first time.

Celtic manager John Kennedy

Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy has stated that Scott Brown wasted no time in getting back to tackling his teammates again, in Brendan Rodgers’ first training session.

Celtic started up their pre-season earlier today, with Rodgers having the opportunity to see his new side in action for the first time.

Kennedy said that the whole squad was excited about returning to training, and Brown took no time to get back into the swing of things.

Brown has a point to prove at Celtic next season, after enduring a difficult campaign last term.

The Scotland international struggled with injury towards the back end of last season, and he failed to find his top form.

Celtic's Scott Brown

There have been some suggestions that Brown could have found his place in the team under threat, but it seems likely that Rodgers will keep the former Hibernian man around for now.

Brown remains a strong leader of the Celtic team, and his experience could be vital.

Rodgers will be aiming to help Celtic win the Scottish Premiership for the sixth consecutive time during his first season in charge at Parkhead.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

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