Aberdeen star Niall McGinn can’t wait until former Celtic teammate Scott Brown arrives at Pittodrie.

The 35-year-old will become new manager Stephen Glass’ player-coach on a two-year deal as he brings an end to 14 years at Celtic. McGinn has given an insight to the Dons-bound man’s demands, who he shared a dressing room with earlier in his career.

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The Celtic captain is joining Aberdeen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He said: “Scott has been doing his coaching badges, and has obviously been working behind the scenes on it. He’s coming into a really good job as a first team coach and he’ll obviously be looking to play as well. He has built up this immense experiences over the years – you can see that from the career he has had.

“I’m obviously a former team-mate of his so I’ll be looking forward to working under him. He is just a born winner. He always gives 100% and he is the sort of guy who makes the players around him raise their game. He is a different type of character off the pitch from the one he is on it, but so long as he is performing for us, coaching-wise and on the field, it can only benefit us.

 

“He will raise the standards for everyone, from the young ones to the experienced players. It will be about all of us being a collective unit and working together under the new manager and the new coach.

“You can always give a wee bit more, and Scott was always demanding that from us at Celtic. He has this work-ethic: give your all and keep improving. We’ve always been like that at Aberdeen over the years, we’ve always had good characters in the squad who demand that intensity in training.”

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