SCOTT BROWN expects an improved Celtic performance when they take on Rosenborg in the Champions League second qualifier at Parkhead on Wednesday.

The Hoops had to rely on a late striker from James Forrest in Trondheim last season – and the skipper is looking for a more commanding display in the first leg in midweek.

Brown said: “We played them last year and we had a disappointing result at home, but we went away and managed a 1-0 victory. Here is hoping we can get a little bit better this year.”

The midfielder has also backed Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard to make a massive impact in the new campaign.

He added: “They have got pace and power and everything you want. Defenders are going to be scared of them if they keep playing the way they are playing and, hopefully, we can keep them fit.”

Dembele limped off after the hour mark in the second leg win over the Armenian champions, but boss Brendan Rodgers is hopeful he will be fit for the second hurdle in his side’s bid to make the Champions League group stages for the third successive season.

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