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Michael Stewart has suggested in The Scottish Sun that Celtic should hand Scott Brown a new contract.

Brown has been on the books of Celtic since 2007 when he joined from Hibernian and is out of contract at the Scottish Premiership giants at the end of the season.

The former Scotland international is now 35 years of age, and with the Hoops unlikely to win the league title this season, there could be changes in personnel at the Glasgow giants at the end of the season.

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Former Hibernian and Scotland international midfielder Stewart, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport, believes that Celtic should keep Brown for one more season.

Stewart wrote in The Scottish Sun: “For what it’s worth, I’d be inclined to keep Brown around for another season. Not necessarily to play every week, but Celtic need continuity. 

“Brown knows the club, he knows the demands required and he can pass those on to those coming in. If used in the right way, he can still offer something on the pitch as well.”

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New contract for Scott Brown?

Brown, like many of his Celtic teammates, has not been at his best this season, and some fans will argue that it would be better for the club to part company with him in the summer of 2021.

However, the 35-year-old is still an important player for the Hoops and would be able to do a good job at the top level for another season or two.

According to WhoScored, Brown has made 16 starts and five substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership for the Hoops so far this season, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process.