Jim Duffy speaks highly of Celtic star Scott Brown

Scott Brown of Celtic shows appreciation to the fans after the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and RSC Anderlecht at Celtic Park on December 5, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Greenock Morton manager Jim Duffy raves about Celtic midfielder Scott Brown.

Scott Brown and Scott Bain of Celtic react during the Rangers v Celtic Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Greenock Morton manager Jim Duffy has written in The Scottish Sun that Celtic star Scott Brown has been the most consistent player in the Scottish Premiership so far this season.

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.

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Jonny Hayes of Celtic and Scott Brown of Celtic during the Celtic Training Session prior to the Group B UEFA Champions League match between Celtic and Bayern Muenchen on October 30, 2017...

“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.”

Scott Brown of Celtic looks on as Kris Commons of Celtic has words at the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between FC Internazionale Milano and Celtic FC at...

No-nonsense footballer

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.

The midfielder has made 26 appearances in the Scottish Premiership for Celtic so far this season, providing three assists in the process, according to Transfermarkt.com.

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