Patrick Roberts jokes about Stuart Armstrong’s ‘posh’ huddle

Stuart Armstrong led "the huddle" for Saturday's win over St Johnstone. Picture: SNS
Stuart Armstrong led "the huddle" for Saturday's win over St Johnstone. Picture: SNS
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Accustomed to Scott Brown issuing the last-minute rallying cry before Celtic square off against their opposition, it was quite a culture shock for the Parkhead players when Stuart Armstrong took over leadership of the team’s customary huddle before the match against St Johnstone.

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With Brown suspended for going over the disciplinary points threshold, Armstrong took over the captain’s armband for Saturday’s game, which Celtic won 4-1 thanks to a double from Patrick Roberts and goals from substitutes Scott Sinclair and Callum McGregor.

Armstrong has often been gently teased by his team-mates for his well-spoken nature and interest in studying law in his spare time.

Asked what Armstrong’s huddle speech was like, goal-hero Roberts couldn’t help but poke fun.

Roberts said: “It was all right. He’s a little posh boy, so it was quite posh. Nah, it was good. It was a good speech.

“Obviously it wasn’t Broony, but all the boys out there are leaders and we got the performance.

“There were a few more big words that I couldn’t understand. But the main thing was to win the game.”

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