Scott Brown named Scottish FWA player of the year for 2018

Celtic captain Scott Brown has been named player of the year for 2018 by the Scottish Football Writers Association.

Brown has helped Celtic win a seventh league title in a row as well as the Scottish League Cup this season, with the club able to win a second successive domestic treble if they beat Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final.

The 32-year-old has become the 11th Celtic player in 15 seasons to be awarded the player of the year title. On receiving his award, Brown said: “As long as I keep producing the statistics I’m hitting just now and maintain my energy levels in the off season then I’ll go on as long as I can.

“When I first met Brendan Rodgers, I said I would manage two years maximum but he said if I got myself fit and looked after myself then we’d see how it went and he was right because I’m still pushing on.

“The main thing is that I’m still enjoying it. I’ve won a lot of awards this season but the main thing is we’re playing good football and winning games.

“People were talking about me retiring but there’s no chance of that in the next three or four years.”

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