Brown plays down striker snub
Scott Brown does not feel Craig Bellamy's decision to snub Celtic for Cardiff is negative for the SPL.
Last Updated: 18/08/10 12:00pm
Scott Brown does not feel Craig Bellamy's decision to snub Celtic for Cardiff City is a slur on the standard of SPL football.
Bhoys boss Neil Lennon was keen for the Welshman to return to Parkhead, but the striker opted to join his hometown club.
Bellamy has left Manchester City on a season-long loan deal and Brown feels the chance to return home was too good to refuse.
Brown was pleased to see Lennon pursuing a player of Bellamy's calibre and hopes his manager does not get criticised for missing out on the deal.
"I think Bellamy made his decision for personal reasons," explained Brown. "He is from Wales and when a club from there came in for him, then he was always going to go.
"It was well done to us for trying but if they don't want to come for personal reasons there is not a lot you can do.
"If the gaffer gets stick I think that's unfair. If you don't have ambition where are you going to go? He is unlucky not to have signed them and has done well to get other players in.
"When I look at the squad just now I think it is perfect. If the gaffer brings anyone else in it will only strengthen the squad."
Meanwhile, Brown insists he is happy at Celtic despite Aiden McGeady stating he had to leave the SPL giants due to the goldfish bowl attention the media and fans give the players.
"I'm quite happy where I am," he continued. "Everyone has their own opinion. Aiden has gone and we all wish him all the best.
"He's a great player and when people offer that amount of money for you and the club accept it, you can't exactly turn it down.
"We have seen him every day in training and he is one of the best players I've played with.
"He's a strong character as well and he's got everything that any team needs. He can beat a man, he can score goals and I think he is a great signing for them."