Brendan Rodgers claims Celtic player was outstanding in friendly win over Wolfsburg

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

The Scottish Premiership side won 2-1 in Rodgers' first game at Parkhead.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conferenceCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers admitted that he was delighted with the whole team's performance in their pre-season friendly victory over Wolfsburg, but reserved special praise for what he saw from Scott Brown, The Scottish Sun reports.

The Hoops recovered from going a goal behind to win 2-1 in the Northern Irishman's first game at Parkhead. And while he was pleased with what he saw from the entire squad, he made it clear who he felt was the man of the match. 

Celtic's Scott BrownCeltic's Scott Brown

"It was a really good day and a good performance," he told The Scottish Sun.

"We created a lot of chances and the midfield was dynamic - Scott Brown was outstanding."

Celtic's Scott Brown speaks to referee Bobby Madden

With Nir Bitton seemingly a doubt for this week's Champions League second qualifying round second leg tie with Lincoln Red Imps (via The Scottish Sun), Rodgers will be hugely encouraged by Brown's performance as it could well be the Scotland international that is deployed as the midfield general against the champions of Gibraltar.

And Brown's performance may ultimately prove to be an important one as the season prepares to kick into full swing. His form following his comeback from injury last year, in conjunction with the defeat in the first leg against Lincoln, may have severely knocked his confidence.

However, Rodgers clearly felt that he was somewhere near his best against the Bundesliga side, and he will be hoping that that is a sign of things to come from Brown this season.

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