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Brown is Player of the Year

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SCOTT BROWN believes he can play om for another four years after scooping the Scottish Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year award.

Brown, 32, came out on top in a pole of our members after leading Celtic to a seventh title in a row as well as the Betfred Cup with the prospect of an unprecedented ‘double Treble’ in the May 19 William Hill Scottish Cup Final.

He has become the 11th Celtic player in 15 seasons to be awarded the coveted prize that he will receive at the Annual Dinner on Sunday, May 13 at Glasgow’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel.

Brown said: “As long as I keep producing the statistics I’m hitting just now and maintain my energy levels in the off season then I’ll go on as long as I can.

“When I first met Brendan Rodgers, I said I would manage two years maximum but he said if I got myself fit and looked after myself then we’d see how it went and he was right because I’m still pushing on.

“The main thing is that I’m still enjoying it. I’ve won a lot of awards this season but the main thing is we’re playing good football and winning games.

“I’m eating better, looking after my diet, and living better off the park. A couple of years prior to Brendan coming in, training wasn’t as intense so my fitness levels have naturally gone up.

“I was determined to prove a point to everyone because people were saying I was finished and that my legs were gone.

“People were talking about me retiring but there’s no chance of that in the next three or four years.”
 

Lindsay Herron