Manager confirms Brown replacement signing coming soon


Celtic have reportedly set sight on Hibernian midfielder John McGinn and Danny Lennon believes he can prove to be more than a successor to Scott Brown.

The 23-year-old had an impressive season as he helped Hibs finish the Scottish Premiership campaign in fourth place and has been widely tipped as Scott Brown’s long-term successor at both club and international level.

However, Clyde manager Danny Lennon is of the opinion that both midfielders can play together and combine devastating effect.

“A lot of people would say John would be a good long-term replacement for Scott. But there is no doubt in my mind that the two of them could play together,” The former St Mirren boss, whom an 18-year-old McGinn played his debut with, told the Scottish Sun.

“That would be a really strong, powerful midfield combination for Celtic and John could operate on that stage no bother.

“Putting their qualities together, John and Scott would really complement each other in that Celtic midfield.”

McGinn was remarkable at Hibs two seasons ago as they earned promotion to the Premiership from the Championship, netting five goals and providing 10 assists across all competitions.

The Scotland international finished the previous season with six goals and eight assists in 43 games and will no doubt reinforce Celtic’s midfield with his skills if he did sign.

With 34-year-old Brown getting close to the moment he hangs his boot, McGinn ticks is the perfect choice for a replacement and, as Lennon pointed out, they can also be ideal midfield partners in the short-term at Celtic.