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Celtic legend Scott Brown continues to utilise SPFL connections with latest addition

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Former Celtic captain Scott Brown is making the most of his SPFL connections as he prepares for his first season in management. The 37-year-old was appointed Fleetwood Town after retiring as a player following an ill-fated spell with Aberdeen last season.

Having tempted Steven Whittaker to become his Assistant, Brown has dipped back into the Scottish market to hire Owain Fon Williams as his goalkeeping coach. Speaking to the Fleetwood website, Fon Williams expressed his delight at working with Brown at the club, just a few months after he hung up his boots.

“I am delighted to be here at Fleetwood Town, and I just can’t wait to hit the ground running.

“It’s an exciting time to be here, working alongside the new management team and of course a very talented group of goalkeepers – who have impressed me so far this pre-season.

“I hope I can pass on my experiences to this group, and like the rest of the coaching staff, we can’t wait for the season to start.”

Celtic fans will remember the goalie for his time between the sticks with Hamilton Accies and Inverness; however, he latterly served as Dunfermline’s goalkeeper – albeit in a season where they were relegated. He is now with the Fleetwood team on pre-season duty in Croatia and will be hoping to contribute to Brown’s project at his new club.

Brown won a colossal 22 trophies during his fourteen-year stint at Celtic. Broony took over as manager of the EFL League One outfit during the close season and will be eyeing to replicate the success that he enjoyed on the pitch with his players. A leader on the pitch, Broony will be looking to transfer his skills into the dugout as he targets a successful first season as a manager.

It will be interesting to see whether Brown returns for any Celtic youngsters next season as he looks to beef his team up as they look up the table. Scott Robertson had been touted but you would expect no decision would be made until Celtic get their own pre-season preparations ramped up.

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