Celtic captain Scott Brown was not inclined to discuss his hip problem after picking up the man of the match award for his efforts in the 3-1 win at Kilmarnock. The Scotland midfielder was on hand to open the scoring early on which was added to goals from Joe Ledley and Giorgios Samaras to secure the three points away from home. Some have suggested that Celtic could cope without Brown, to allow him to undergo surgery on his problematic hip, with a place in the last 16 of the Champions League while also hitting top gear on the domestic front. Brown enjoyed a few jokes with the assembled press at Rugby Park, but became noticably riled at the frequent questioning of his well-being. He said: "I think we have had enough talk of this surgery. It is boring me now, so I think we will get on to other things and look forward to the next game. We have a big game on Wednesday against Arbroath and that's the main thing for us now." Manager Neil Lennon praised the contribution of his captain who looked back to his best at Rugby Park. He said: "I thought Scott had a great game, he looked brilliant. He is a quality player. His discipline and maturity has improved. Since the last injection he had he has looked more and more like himself. The last injection was around two and half weeks ago and it usually takes 10 days to see the full effect. He is making the call - obviously the physio as well, but we trust his judgement. We know it is not ideal. It's not ideal for him to have surgery either as we don't know if that is going to really resolve the problem. We might have the chance to give him a rest but if he is playing like that I am not going to rest him."