SCOTT Brown has vowed that playing Premiership games behind closed doors next season won’t have any detrimental impact on Celtic’s bid to make history and complete 10-In-A-Row.

Scottish top flight clubs are hoping to kick-off the 2020/21 league campaign in August – but supporters are likely to be barred from attending due to coronavirus.

Brown admitted that having 60,000 fans inside Parkhead and a large travelling support at away rounds gives Neil Lennon’s side an edge whenever they take to the field.

However, the midfielder is confident there will be no drop in standards if the new campaign kicks off in empty stadiums and insisted Celtic can extend their record-equalling winning run.

“When the Bundesliga came back, I watched the first games and I have to admit that it was a little bit weird watching it,” he said.

“With the games being behind closed doors, you could hear all of the lads shouting for the ball and things like that. It didn’t feel normal.

“If you watch golf, and I do, you appreciate that’s a sport where people aren’t shouting and singing when the players are playing.

“There’s no shouting and cheering in the middle of someone’s swing or anything like that, so it can happen in other sports.

“But it’s different in football. You miss the cheering and the shouting and the way people can push you, especially for us at Celtic Park. When there are 60,000 fans inside there they can be the 12th man for us at times.

“They can help get over some tricky times and tough moments in games and when you get that goal, you continue and go on and they put that faith in you by pushing and spurring you forward.

“They have dug deep for us at times and that has led to us scoring late winners or late equalisers in matches. It’s kind of what football needs. It really needs the supporters.”

Brown added: “But don’t get me wrong, we’d deal with it. We have to deal with whatever situation faces us.

“It’s not something we haven’t experienced. For example, in training, you have 11 against 11 matches and they are still very fierce and very competitive. That edge is still there because you still want to win as you play.

“It’ll just be exactly the same situation as that for us and it’ll mean that games will be on telly so that fans can see us and watch us.

“The stadiums might be empty or they might be able to get some fans into them, I don’t know. I’m not sure how it is all going to work, but for me it’s still a game and you go into it with that winning mentality.

“We’ll want to start the season off strongly just in the manner that we did last season and that’ll be the sole focus, regardless of the conditions in which we are playing.

“Whatever comes and is put towards us, we need to deal with it. We’ll deal with whatever way it is safe for us to get onto the park. Once we get onto the park, the mindset will be to win. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before we can get started again.”