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‘NO FEARS OVER BROONY,’ SAYS HOOPS BOSS

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BRENDAN RODGERS has eased fears about Scott Brown after the Celtic skipper hobbled off during the Hoops’ 3-0 destruction of Anderlecht in Brussels.

There were concerns over the 32-year-old midfielder who had to be replaced with Nir Bitton in the 70th minute with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

However, Rodgers has revealed his substitution was only precautionary and that he will know more by tomorrow as he prepares his squad for the Premiership visit of ex-gaffer Neil Lennon and Hibs on Saturday.

He insisted: “Scott said when he came off that he just felt something tight and didn’t want to aggravate it.

“So, I will not know for the next 24-48 hours to what that’s at.”

Brown stressed after the victory that he wasn’t too sure about the extent of his injury, but allayed concerns by making it clear that there was nothing serious.

He added: “Hopefully, it’s not serious. I’ll have to wait and get it checked up and we’ll see how we are.”

Stuart Armstrong is also a doubt after sitting out last night’s game on the bench with a calf strain.

Both midfielders are in Gordon Strachan’s Scotland squad for the forthcoming crucial World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia and Slovenia.

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