Scott Brown: New Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin has 'brief conversation' with captain and reveals plans for him amid St Mirren links

New Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin has sought to offer some insight into Scott Brown’s situation at the club following the departure of Stephen Glass.

Aberdeen captain Scott Brown watches on during the draw with Motherwell.
Aberdeen captain Scott Brown watches on during the draw with Motherwell.

Brown was lured north from Celtic to be part of Glass’ coaching team at Pittodrie and was also named skipper.

But now that Glass has left the club the midfielder’s future looks less secure and he has been linked with replacing Goodwin at St Mirren.

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Brown is currently injured and missed Aberdeen’s 1-1 draw with Motherwell in the opening game of Goodwin’s reign.

Afterwards the new manager made a point of describing himself as very “hands on” in training so Brown’s coaching abilities might not be required in the new regime – although Goodwin clearly wants to retain Brown’s services as a player.

“I had a brief conversation with Scott last night as club captain,” said Goodwin. “I said I am looking forward to meeting him on Monday at the training centre and that's where we are at. I know there's speculation but I don't know anything about it, I haven't been told anything about it. Right now, I am planning on Scott being a player for me between now and the end of the season.

"His title is there as player-coach,” he added. “I am very hands on in the training pitch and I haven't had time to look at the structure but I take the majority of sessions backed up by my assistant Lee Sharp. These are all conversations going forward but for now Scott remains an Aberdeen player until somebody tells me different."

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