Celtic skipper Scott Brown is expecting big-name signings following appointment of Brendan Rodgers as manager

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Celtic skipper Scott Brown believes the appointment of Brendan Rodgers will spark an influx of big-name players.

And Brown revealed the club’s recruitment of the former Swansea and Liverpool boss has been met with unanimous delight by the rest of his team-mates.

The midfielder told his club’s website: “I was down in London when I heard and it’s great news. The lads are in a group chat and we speak quite a lot and we are all delighted with Brendan coming in. It will be a fresh start for everyone and everyone will have to prove their worth.

“It’s definitely exciting. The players he will attract himself will be huge and everyone seemed to love his coaching at Liverpool and Swansea so it will be great for us to learn off him as well.

“He has done really well with his previous clubs, almost winning the league at Liverpool, and he has Champions League experience. Hopefully he comes here and we can continue to win leagues and cups and get into the Champions League.

“People say we can’t afford the top players now but we have just gone and got a top manager. He knows about the club which will help as he will understand what coming to a huge club with a big reputation is all about.”

The Scotland skipper has first hand experience of Rodgers’ style of play.

“I did come across him at Swansea when we played down there in a friendly and they were flying at the time,” he said.

“They played attacking, non-stop football which was good to watch and I’m sure the Swansea and Liverpool fans felt that as well, and here’s hoping our fans will feel like that.”