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BROONY ‘MYSTERY’ SOLVED

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SCOTT BROWN created a stir when he was not named in Neil Lennon’s 24-man squad that was stripped for the Paris Saint-Germain last night.

The Celtic skipper sat out the 4-0 defeat in the Parc des Princes, but the Hoops boss was quick to clear up the ‘mystery’ at full-time.

Lennon, speaking to the Scottish Sun, explained: “Broony has a bit of a neural problem, but, hopefully, he’ll be okay for the weekend.

“It’s maybe a little trapped nerve, tracking his back and hamstring. It’s not a major concern.

“We’re hoping to play Dundalk or Derry City next. We just need confirmation from the Irish government.

“It’s been a good few weeks away for the lads, but they’re looking forward to getting back home.”

Callum McGregor took over the captain’s armband against the French giants as the nine-in-a-row champions were swamped after conceding an opening goal in 55 seconds to Kylian Mbappe.

The nearest the visitors got to a goal was a header from Christopher Jullien that ricocheted off the keeper’s right-hand post with the Hoops 2-0 down at the time, with Neymar adding the second with a deflected shot off Nir Bitton.

Scotland’s title kings kick off their bid for a historic ten in a row with their Premiership meeting with Hamilton Accies at Parkhead on Sunday, August 2.

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