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Scott Brown stresses the importance of Stefan Scepovic for Celtic

Celtic captain Scott Brown has explained the importance of Stefan Scepovic for the club's attack.

Celtic captain Scott Brown has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels striker Stefan Scepovic can still have a big impact at the club.

The forward was out of the side for large chunks of last season, with Leigh Griffiths emerging as the number one forward at Parkhead, but Brown certainly doesn’t feel that Scepovic’s best days at Parkhead are now behind him.

“Stefan did really well and he worked hard. That is what the gaffer asked of him, to work hard and the chances will come,” said Brown.

“Scepovic has been in and out of the side and has not played a lot recently, but again comes in from nowhere and scores two goals with a great performance.”

“He is so sharp. You saw against Inverness that he gets one shot at goal and he scores. It's brilliant to have a striker like that to start or come off the bench.”

Celtic boss Ronny Deila is going to need plenty of different attacking options in his ranks for next season.

The Bhoys were superb in his first season at the club, securing a double and narrowly missing out on a treble and the Norwegian would have already started planning for the next campaign, which gets underway in a couple of months.

One of the challenges he’s going to face is how he reinvents his attack. Leigh Griffiths is not a surprise option and sides will be wary against the threat he poses and eager to shut it out quickly.

Scepovic is certainly someone who can not only give Celtic a different option up front but also keep Griffiths on his toes and he’ll be fighting hard to start next season as the number one forward.

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