ALUKO GOES FOR HEARING
Brown says he’ll finish career with Celtic
RANGERS winger Sone Aluko could face suspension after officials decided he had a case to answer over allegations of diving.
The SFA had offered Aluko a two-match fixed penalty ban for alleged simulation in Gers’ 2-1 win over Dunfermline, but the club opted to go ahead with the hearing on Thursday.
A statement from Ibrox said: “Aluko was adamant that he had been fouled and there was little in the way of complaint from members of the away team.”
Pars boss Jim Mcintyre has also been issued with a notice of complaint by the SFA for comments he made about the referee after Saturday’s clash. Mcintyre accused match official Steve Conroy of having “a nightmare” and claimed that the spot-kick award
was “a disgrace”. SCOTT BROWN aims to finish his career at Celtic Park after choosing the chance of winning trophies in Scotland over a move to England.
The Celtic captain signed a new contract on Saturday following a lengthy delay in finalising the deal, which sparked a flurry of speculation over his future.
Hoops manager Neil Lennon admitted some concern after Brown was linked with Newcastle under freedom of contract at the end of the season.
But he insisted last night there was no doubt the deal would be done.
Scotland midfielder Brown agreed terms with chief executive Peter Lawwell several months ago, with the only obstacle being his agent’s fee.
With that sorted out, Brown signed a contract that ties him to Parkhead until the summer of 2015, with the option of another year. The 26-year-old trumpeted: “It’s a great club, it’s a good place to play your football as well, in front of 60,000 fans. Who wouldn’t want to stay here?
“We’ve got a great manager and great players as well, so it’s the club for me.”
Brown, who joined Celtic for £4.4million from Hibernian in 2007, added: “I enjoy playing here. I am going to win cups and trophies here.
“If you go down to England, you might not get that. I enjoy winning, that’s why I signed for Celtic.”
GLORY DAYS: Brown and Lennon want to win more silverware like last
season’s Scottish Cup