Brown says he’ll fin­ish ca­reer with Celtic

Midweek Sport - - TV GUIDE - By AN­GUS REID

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.”

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