NEIL LENNON is convinced Scott Brown will get the green light to face Hibs in the Betfred League Cup semi-final on Saturday evening.

The Celtic skipper limped off in the 69th minute of his side’s 2-0 victory over St Mirren at Parkhead last night – a win that keeps the champions on top of the Premiership on goal difference.

There were initial concerns the 34-year-old midfielder may be a doubt for the Hampden encounter, but boss Lennon remained positive.

The Celtic boss, speaking to Sky Sports News, said: “He tweaked his thigh. He is not feeling too bad, he came off more or less straight away so there wasn’t any danger of making it worse.

“We will have to see how it settles but we are hoping he will be okay.”

Brown, who was replaced by Olivier Ntcham against the battling Paisley outfit, has rarely missed a big occasion since his £4.4million arrival from Hibs in the summer of 2007,

In that glittering period, the former Scotland international captain has picked up NINETEEN honours at Parkhead and he has vowed to continue leading from the front.

The smart money would be on the Hoops stalwart being in his usual position beside Callum McGregor at 5.30pm at the national stadium on Saturday.



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