CELTIC skipper Scott Brown WILL play against Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden tomorrow afternoon – that’s CQN’s firm conviction.

The only problem for boss Neil Lennon is whether to start his 35-year-old onfield leader – or bring him on as second-half substitute to ensure the midfielder is afforded the opportunity of making an appearance on a historic occasion in the glorious history of the Parkhead club.

The Hoops are 90 minutes away from an achievement that is never likely to be emulated Рthe TWELFTH consecutive domestic honour in a spectacular sequence of success that could bring the phenomenal quadruple treble.

Four years of complete domination of Scottish football can be sealed against the Edinburgh outfit at the national stadium on what will be a feat that will be forever etched into the club’s annals of fame.

And, of course, evergreen Brown has been there, seen it, done it and got the sore arms lifting silverware to prove it.

THAT WINNING FEELING…Scott Brown with his TENTH league championship.

The warhorse who arrived in a ¬£4.4million deal from Hibs in the summer of 2007, signed by Gordon Strachan who had an inkling of the qualities required to play in a team’s engine room, is one of the most decorated players of all-time.

His list of honours is nothing short of breathtaking:

* TEN League championships

* SIX League Cups

* FIVE Scottish Cups

Twenty-one winner’s medals in a career that also saw him captain Scotland in his 55 appearances for his nation before he retired from international football in 2017.

Now he is on the verge of adding an extraordinary 22nd medal to that haul of fame.

There IS a place on that Hampden pitch for the Celtic captain tomorrow. It is just a matter of when.

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