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Brown: No Collins concerns

Celtic captain Scott Brown says he is looking forward to working with manager Ronny Deila and his number two John Collins after the squad returned to pre-season training at Lennoxtown.

Brown dismissed any speculation regarding his relationship with Celtic's new assistant manager Collins - the two men previously worked together at Hibernian, when Collins was manager.

The Hibs squad were reported to have complained to then chairman Rod Petrie over the manager's working methods shortly before Brown left the club in 2007 - but Brown is adamant he never fell out with Collins.

The Scotland midfielder told the Parkhead club's official website: "Everyone's making it a big issue but me and John have got on fine since he's come in. There's been no hard feelings whatsoever.

"It's been positive so hopefully that can continue. It's been really good and I've enjoyed every single minute.

\"I think there are always people trying to be negative or people trying to start things up but I've just got to focus on the positives. We have two good coaches who have just come in and that's only going to be good for us.

\"Ronny Deila called me on holiday to tell me he was going to bring John Collins in and going to move John Kennedy up to help out with the first-team. We've had one day training and it went well so we're just looking forward to that continuing.

\"I don't have any hard feelings towards John. I'm at Celtic now and John's come in and people are making a big issue of it but there's nothing there.

\"It's been good. On the first day, we met the gaffer and John as well so it has been good getting back and working. It's positive and I'm enjoying myself so far and hopefully that can continue and make our job that little bit easier.\"