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Brendan Rodgers Praises Scott Brown’s Decision to Retire From International Duty

Brendan Rodgers Praises Scott Brown’s Decision to Retire From International Duty

Brendan Rodgers has backed up Scott Brown’s decision to retire from international duty with Scotland, and praised the midfielder for putting his club before country.

After more than a decade playing for his country, as well as 50 caps and four goals, Brown decided to bring the curtain down on his career wearing the dark blue as Scotland manager Gordon Strachan prepares to choose his first squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

The road to Russia starts in Malta in September, but Brown won’t be involved, and Rodgers sees the midfielder’s tough choice as a positive step for the 31-year-old.

The Northern Irishman spoke via Celtic’s official Twitter feed as he met with the media ahead of the Premiership match with St. Johnstone at the weekend:

Brown turned 31 in June, and has struggled with several debilitating knee injuries over the past three seasons, which contributed to his poor form throughout 2015.

But there have been signs that Brown is returning to his best – most notably his lung-bursting performance against Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Wednesday.

But what do you make of Brown’s decision? Is it the right call?

Let us know in the comments section below…


 

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