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The new Hoops boss is expected to carry on the tradition of entertaining football at Parkhead.

Celtic's Scott Brown misses his penalty during the shootoutCeltic's Scott Brown misses his penalty during the shootout

Celtic captain Scott Brown how heaped praise on Brendan Rodgers after the squad’s first week of pre-season training, in an interview with celticfc.net.

The players returned to the training pitch on Monday and quickly got a taste of how life under the former Liverpool boss will be.

Celtic's Scott Brown and Patrick Roberts in action with Rangers' Jason HoltCeltic's Scott Brown and Patrick Roberts in action with Rangers' Jason Holt

“He’s been brilliant,” said Brown. “He speaks really well, he’s positive, what he’s been doing on the training field is exciting – the way we’re going to play, we’re going to press and we’re going to work together as a team.

“We’re going to be a lot closer on and off the field, so there's going to be good times ahead. It’s just a positive vibe throughout the whole club – the fans, everyone at Celtic Park and at Lennoxtown.”

Brown’s words are sure to have Hoops fans excited over the club’s new direction after an uninspiring spell under previous boss Ronny Deila.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press ConferenceCeltic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Rodgers’ penchant for a high-intensity pressure game coupled with possession-based football could be the recipe needed to return some much needed swagger to a Celtic side that has somewhat flat-lined in recent seasons.

The Hoops squad is full of pace and energy and seems a good fit for the Northern Irishman’s footballing philosophy.

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier leagueBurnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier league

Rangers’ return to the top flight has added further intrigue to the picture of next season and all eyes will be fixed on the Old Firm as they meet in league football for the first time since 2012.

Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the Old Firm’s reunion will be the battle between the Celtic skipper and Gers new boy Joey Barton, who have become embroiled in a war of words on Twitter in recent days.

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