Scott Brown insists he’ll cherish Saturday’s surreal Previous Agency expertise as time ticks down on his profession.
The Celtic skipper has promised supporters that his workforce will do the whole lot they’ll to scale the derby heights with out their typical backing in a 60,000 Parkhead sellout.
Brown is set to savour the event because the champions try and go high of the desk.
At 35, Neil Lennon’s captain has sampled each emotion within the fixture, having first turned out towards Rangers at Ibrox virtually precisely 13 years in the past.
Brown is just not for slowing down and has been integral within the eight-game profitable run his workforce are taking into the heavyweight contest.
However he’s additionally eager to understand every second of each single sport lately because the clock retains turning.
He stated: “I savour each second now. I cherish it as a result of it’s slowly approaching the tip. For me, I simply have to maintain pushing, maintain working as onerous as I presumably can.
“If I play, nice. If I don’t then I have to ensure that I’m good concerning the dressing room and the stadium.
“You’ll be able to by no means flip your nostril up at something and I can by no means throw my palms up within the air and be disillusioned with not enjoying in video games as a result of, on the finish of the day, I’m 35 and a half now.
“However I nonetheless appear to have the ability to work as onerous as anyone else.
“I’ve saved my physique in good situation and, so long as that retains going, right here’s hoping that I can maintain turning the outcomes out and maintain delivering good performances for so long as I presumably can.”
Though he totally understands the explanations Brown is unhappy there will likely be no supporters contained in the stadium for the primary Previous Agency sport in 10 months.
However Lennon’s on-pitch lieutenant has made it clear that the whole lot else will likely be carried out the identical manner as regular as his workforce will get prepared for
Brown stated: “Nothing modifications for us in the way in which that we put together, the way in which we analyse or the way in which we arrange as a result of that is one other sport that we need to win.
“Our organisation behind the scenes is comparable for each sport and as gamers we will’t infer that one sport is greater than another as a result of each sport is very large at a membership like Celtic. Each sport received will get us three factors and each three factors is large for us.
“That stated, on the day, it’s a great sport to play in. It’s simply unhappy that there aren’t any followers at this level.
“The supporters all the time provide you with that further push, particularly in these video games, however we simply have to play the identical manner with out them.”