Brown aiming for strong finish

Bhoys ace wants to end season on a high

Brown still confident of title

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Scott Brown is determined to help Celtic retain their SPL crown despite a disappointing run of results.

Last week's goalless home draw with Dundee United has left Gordon Strachan's side three points adrift of leaders Rangers, who also have a game in hand.

The Bhoys' stuttering form continued on Tuesday night as they were dumped out of the Scottish Cup at home to Aberdeen.

Despite not being in pole position in the race for the SPL title, Brown believes Celtic's destiny is in their own hands as they only need to win every game.

"What happens with the league title is up to us," insisted the midfielder.

"There's more than a quarter of the season to go and, if we win every game, we win the league.

Simple

"I know that sounds simple, but it's the situation we're in.

"All the boys know that and we're determined to finish with a bang and make sure that it's us who are celebrating come the end of the season."

Celtic were overrun 3-0 in their first trip to Ibrox this season and Brown says his team-mates have a point to prove for their second meeting at the home of their arch rivals later this month.

"We've got a point to prove," he added in Celtic View.

"We need to go out there and beat Rangers and show that we are aiming to retain the title.

"Since that last game the team has changed a lot and the manager will have a lot more options than he did that day.

"Hopefully, he will be able to field the team he wants and we can go out and do the business.

"With nine points up for grabs, the derbies are going to be vital and we want to get off to a good start by winning at Ibrox."