Frank McAvennie has exclusively told Football FanCast that he’s “gutted” that Scott Brown isn’t going to receive a proper send off from the Celtic faithful.
Brown, one of the most successful players in the history of Scottish football, recently confirmed that he’ll be ending his stay in Paradise following more than 14 years of service after deciding against penning a new one-year deal.
The Celtic captain has opted to move north of Glasgow and join Aberdeen as a player-coach at the end of the campaign.
Brown, a no-nonsense midfielder, won 22 trophies at Celtic Park, including 10 Scottish Premiership titles following more than 600 games in the famous green and white, leaving him seventh on their all-time record appearance list.
But with fans not allowed in grounds until next season, Brown won’t get the chance to say goodbye to the Celtic faithful, meaning the next time he plays in front of a packed Celtic Park could be in the red of Aberdeen.
McAvennie told Football FanCast that he would have loved Brown to stay for another season:
“I’m disappointed. He’s the last of a dying breed, he doesn’t mind shouting at people and loves a tackle.
“I’m gutted, because the fans aren’t getting a chance to say goodbye to him. And it’ll be fun because he’ll come back to Celtic Park, the fans will go mad, Scott Brown they’ll all be singing, and he’ll go through someone in midfield and the mood will change, but that’s Scott.
“I would have loved him to stay.”