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‘We’re in a great position’ Brown wants season to be played to completion so Celtic can extend lead

Scottish PremiershipCeltic'We're in a great position' Brown wants season to be played to completion so Celtic can extend lead
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Celtic skipper Scott Brown, says Celtic are in a privileged position as they sit 13 points clear of second-place Rangers – and he hopes to continue the season on so the lead can be extended.

And the Dubai break was a great kickstart for the second half of the season before it was postponed because of the current pandemic sweeping the world.

Brown said: “I think for us, we’ve had a fantastic season. We’re sitting 13 points clear with eight games to go so we’re in a privileged position.

“It’s been a long, hard season. We’ve won a cup already and we’re in a semi-final of another cup. So we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

“We obviously want to finish the games because we want to finish the season but if the government decide to call it then that’s up to them.

“If we get to that Nine in a Row, we’re 13 points clear, we’re in a great position just now. Our goal difference is a lot better as well, it’s plus 25 so we’re sitting in a great position.

“We want to finish the season but nobody in the world would have thought this would have happened so we need to play it day by day and see what happens.

“We want the season to finish so we can play out all the games and we can get the trophy and we think that if we continued playing the way we were playing we could extend our lead as well at the top.”

He added: “We went to Dubai after a bad result against Rangers at home. They celebrated at Celtic Park and fair play to them but that was always in the back of our mind.

“We knew we had to go to Dubai to work hard, have a mini pre-season, we had a little break which was great.

“The manager sat us down and we spoke about our goals for the rest of the season and the lads bounced back and sometimes a defeat gives you a little reminder that you’re in a title challenge.

“We knew it was going to be hard but we’ve came back from the break and won every single game apart from the draw at Livingston.

“If you know the history of the two clubs, there’s been that title challenge for years. Celtic have done nine in a row before and Rangers have done it before but we’ve not got it yet so we don’t want to get too carried away.

“Ten would be incredible but we take it one game at a time and one season at a time.

“We want this nine, we’re a hungry bunch of lads, we love trophies and enjoy doing what we do because we came to Celtic to win trophies and we’re doing that.

“We’re in a semi-final just now that we can’t play so there was an opportunity of another treble.”

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