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Brown: I'm staying put

June 16, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Celtic captain Scott Brown insists he has no plans to quit Parkhead despite reported interest from Newcastle United.

Scott Brown
GettyImagesScott Brown: Celtic skipper has one year remaining on his current contract

Brown says he has ignored speculation linking him with a move south to the Premier League and is concentrating on on winning more silverware with Celtic.

The 25-year-old, who has a year left on his current deal, told the Daily Record: "I've heard all the stuff about Newcastle but I haven't paid the slightest attention to it. I'm captain of Celtic Football Club, why would I even think about going anywhere else?

"A few weeks ago I had the privilege of lifting my first piece of silverware since being given the armband 18 months ago. As the gaffer said himself 'this is not the end, it's only the beginning'.

"I have a hunger to win more trophies as Celtic captain so that I can look back at my time at the club and consider myself to have been a success.

"The club has turned a corner since Neil Lennon became manager. We are young, fit and desperate to deliver for the supporters. With Lenny in charge I'm sure we'll do that.''