Frank McAvennie has exclusively told Football FanCast that Scott Brown’s departure is going to leave the Celtic dressing room “empty”.
Following more than 14 years of service in Paradise, the legendary Hoops midfielder’s exit from Celtic Park was confirmed last Thursday – with the Celtic captain set to join Aberdeen as a player/manager at the end of the campaign.
Brown led the Glasgow outfit to 22 major trophies, including 20 Scottish Premiership titles, and played a major part in Celtic winning an unprecedented quadruple treble following their Scottish Cup victory over Hearts back in December.
Having turned out more than 600 times for the Hoops, the 35-year-old sits seventh on the club’s all-time appearance list, and has a maximum of six more outings in a Celtic shirt, including one final Old Firm derby at Rangers in early-May.
Celtic are yet to name a replacement skipper, but McAvennie, whom himself spent four years with the Scottish giants across two spells, was disappointed to hear of Brown’s departure, and said their dressing room simply won’t be the same without him.
He told Football FanCast:
“I’m disappointed, although I’m delighted for Scott. He’s going somewhere where he will get a chance. Youngsters like Lewis Ferguson will learn so much from Scott just in that year. Just the dressing room will be empty without Scott, I would imagine!”