Scott Brown out for up to six weeks

CELTIC skipper Scott Brown had surgery on an abductor problem during the international break and will be out for four to six weeks, manager Neil Lennon has confirmed.

Ahead of tomorrow’s Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with St Mirren in Paisley, the Celtic manager gave an injury update at the club’s Lennoxtown training complex. He said: “Scott Brown had surgery in the break and so he is looking at a month, four to six weeks. Thomas Rogne has a hamstring strain and he will be out for two to three weeks. James Forrest [back] is continuing his rehab at the minute.

“Joe Ledley didn’t train today, due to a slight groin strain but will hopefully train tomorrow and Adam Matthews [hamstring] will train on Monday. Charlie Mulgrew is fine, he had a tight hamstring before the Serbia game and Gordon Strachan didn’t take any chances with him obviously, but he came through training today okay.”

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In tribute to St Mirren’s Scottish Communities League Cup final win over Hearts at Hampden almost a fortnight ago, Celtic will form a guard of honour for the Saints players before the match.

Lennon said: “It is out of respect. I have had it done to myself over the years and it is a nice thing to do.

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“They will be quite buoyant after the League Cup win, they will have a vociferous support behind them as well.

“But we have our own targets. We had a great comeback against Aberdeen in our last game, we have started to show what we are capable of and I want to see that from the start on Sunday.”