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CONFIRMED: BROWN BACK, EDOUARD ON BENCH

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SKIPPER Scott Brown is back in the fold to lead Celtic in their Europa League Group H encounter against Lille in France tonight.

The Hoops powerhouse came on as a substitute in the 3-3 draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday and keeps his place against the joint-top Ligue 1 leaders.

Odsonne Edouard returns to the squad for the first time since testing positive for coronavirus while on international duty for the French Under-21s in Paris earlier this month.

Last season’s top scorer with 28 goals will start on the substitutes’ bench while £5million Swiss hitman Albian Ajeti leads the attack with Mohamed Elyounoussi for support.

Lille go into the match on the back of a 4-1 win away to Sparta Prague last week while Neil Lennon’s men slumped 3-1 at home to AC Milan.

The Irishman has plenty of attacking options on stand-by duty as well as Edouard. Leigh Griffiths, who scored an excellent goal against the Dons, and Polish ace Patryk Klimala are also on hand.

Scott Bain remains in goal with Vasilis Barkas, now recovered from his back injury, on the bench.

Kick-off at the Stade Pierre Mauroy is 5.55pm.

TEAM: Bain; Frimpong, Duffy, Ajer, Laxalt; Brown, Ntcham, Christie, McGregor; Ajeti, Elyounoussi. Subs:Barkas, Taylor, Bitton, Griffiths, Klimala, Soro, Turnbull, Rogic, Edouard, Henderson, Welsh, Dembele.

* DON’T miss the unbeatable match report from Lille v Celtic this evening – only in your champion CQN.

 
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