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Brown delighted to be back on full power


Scott Brown trophyIt wouldn’t have been Scott Brown if the Celtic skipper had gently eased himself back into the Neil Lennon’s side yesterday against St Johnstone.

The hoops skipper hadn’t played in three months but within two minutes he was racing down the right wing to help set up Joe Ledley for the opening goal.

After an hour Brown made way for Georgios Samaras but with the man-of-the-match award claimed the midfielder is bang on course to lead Celtic out against his old club Hibs at Hampden in a fortnight.

“For me to get a game today really meant a lot,” Brown admitted. “The gaffer gave me 60 minutes and I feel good for it. I’ve been working hard lately and my body seems to be enjoying it.

“I’ve been doing a lot of running and I felt the difference today. I’m well ahead of schedule, a couple of weeks, and my body’s feeling fine. Everything’s perfect.

“I knew I was going to get part of the game, but I didn’t know I was going to start. I was delighted when I discovered that.

“It was a great occasion and the fans were outstanding as usual. It’s always special lifting the championship trophy. It’s my third title with Celtic.

“We’ve also done well in the Champions League, reached the semi-final of the League Cup and we’ve got the Scottish Cup Final to come.

Brown added: “I thought I was going to be out for the rest of the season but everything went so well and I just continued my rehab.

“I joined in training with the lads and everything went well. It’s been a nightmare being on the sidelines. I’m not the best spectator.

“For me not to be burning energy in training, I’ve had to find other things to do.”

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