Scott Brown: Celtic and Scotland captain signs new deal

Scott Brown
Brown joined Celtic from Hibernian for £4.4m

Celtic captain Scott Brown has signed a four-year contract extension.

The 29-year-old midfielder, who has played nearly 300 games since joining from Hibernian in 2007, will remain with the Glasgow club until 2018.

Brown has 42 Scotland caps and was captain for the 3-1 home defeat by England on Tuesday.

"This is a place that I call home," Brown told the Celtic website.external-link "Being Celtic captain is a tremendous honour. It is a role I cherish dearly."

And he added: "It's an absolute privilege to extend my contract with Celtic, a brilliant football club and with such incredible supporters.

"The team is in a great place just now and we're all right behind the manager and the backroom team as they build for the future.

"I will do all I can with the manager and all the players at the club to deliver the success which our supporters deserve."