Ex-Celtic winger Paul Slane has called for the Hoops to build captain Scott Brown a statue outside Parkhead.

Slane, 28, spent three years at Celts after joining from Motherwell back in 2010 and worked alongside Brown for a brief spell.

And after the skipper's heroics against Hamilton on Wednesday evening, Slane has called on the club hierarchy to reward him with his own bust alongside other greats like Billy McNeill and Jock Stein.

"The icon, get Scott Brown's statue built right now. That man deserves it now," he told Open Goal.

"You look at Deila, Lennon, and Rodgers, it's Scott Brown who's the one that's keeping Celtic winning.

"He's an absolute winner, he doesn't know what it means to be beat.

"And it was sensational when Hamilton scored right at the end, and for [Celtic] to bounce back and score again."

Brown scored a dramatic late winner for Celts against Accies midweek after the visitors had themselves nicked an equaliser on 90 minutes.

The win keeps his side two points clear at the top of the Premiership.