Duffy, who started his career at Celtic but failed to break into the first team and subsequently moved to Morton before playing for Dundee and Partick Thistle, has also suggested that the former Scotland international midfielder will not win the Players’ Player of the Year due to his rivals not liking him.
“Scott Brown is practically a shoo-in to be named Scottish Football Writers’ Player of the Year,” Duffy wrote in The Scottish Sun. “But the PLAYERS’ Player? That’s a different story by the looks of it.
“When it comes to that award, personality, can come into it — rightly or wrongly. If someone doesn’t like you, it goes without saying they’re less likely to give you their vote! And judging by some of the challenges on him, Brown doesn’t seem too popular!”
Duffy added: “Forrest has had as good a season as I can remember for a long time but from start to finish Brown has been as consistent as anyone in the league. He hasn’t had a bad spell.
“Everyone else has had a wee bit of a sticky period here and there but I don’t think Brown has. He has been the most consistent player in the league this season.”
Brown is a very combative and energetic footballer who gives his all during football matches and does not shy away from tough challenges.
The 32-year-old has had injury concerns in recent years, but the Celtic midfielder is playing as well as he has done in the past.
Brown has been on the books of Celtic since the summer of 2007 when he joined from Hibernian for a transfer fee reported by The Guardian to be worth £4.4 million.
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