The game against Aberdeen was a memorable one for Celtic. Goals from Jota and Callum McGregor handed Ange Postecoglou’s side all three points and kept up the pressure on the Rangers in the Premiership title race. But another reason for the game being memorable was Scott Brown’s return to Parkhead for the first time after leaving the club in the summer.
Brown’s Celtic departure was quite unexpected to say the least. After enjoying years of success with the Hoops and establishing himself as a club legend, he joined Aberdeen in a player-coach role.
Brown had to be substituted off against Celtic with around 25 minutes to go though, as it appeared that he had picked up an injury.
Now, some details have emerged about the former Celtic captain’s injury. As reported by the Daily Record, Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass said regarding the matter:
“Broony had a little bit of tightness in his hamstring.
“I don’t know if it’s cramp or injury.”
Celtic will need to build on their good result against Aberdeen
One could argue that despite producing great results, Celtic have not been at their free flowing best. And it is hard to argue against that. But sometimes, that is what teams with title aspirations need the most, the ability to win football matches even when they are not at their best.
Of course, it is no secret that Celtic do not have a lot of squad depth at this point of time. A number of players are playing a tremendous amount of football. And the schedule is not going to get any easier over the month of December.
Thus, Celtic must be looking for ways to avoid injuries and fatigue. That is why the January transfer window is very important for the club. It provides them a great opportunity to strengthen in areas that they need to.
The Hoops’ previous nine-game unbeaten run, which came to an end at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen away in Germany in 3-2 defeat, had begun against Aberdeen as well, and they will be certainly hoping that they can repeat that.
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