Magnificent, outstanding… Leigh Griffiths raves about Scott Brown

Celtic's Gary MacKay Steven, Scott Brown and James Forrest during training

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths speaks highly of teammate Scott Brown.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has told The Glasgow Evening Times that Scott Brown is the best player in the current team.

Brown has struggled with injuries in the past, but the Scotland international midfielder is now fully fit and is playing well.

The 31-year-old former Hibernian star has established himself as a key player in the current Celtic team.

Griffiths, who is 26 years of age, has praised Brown, and has stated that the midfielder is head and shoulders above the rest of the players in the side.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring their third goal

“The gaffer has come and revitalised the whole squad,” Griffiths told The Glasgow Evening Times. “Scott has been magnificent.

“He is head and shoulders above everyone in the squad. He could play anywhere just now and if he was to be asked to play at left-back, as striker, as a central defender, he would give his all for this team. He is outstanding.

“He has always played a captain’s role since I have been in this team but he has been untouchable on the park for us this season. He’s been immense and he deserves a lot of credit for that.”

Celtic's Scott Brown during training

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 40 points from 14 matches.

The Bhoys are eight points clear of second-placed and Old Firm rivals Rangers and have three games in hand.

The Glasgow giants will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Hamilton Academical at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic will head into the match as favourites and should pick up all three points.

Brendan Rodgers’s side have already won the Scottish League Cup this season and will fancy their chances of clinching the Scottish Cup as well.

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