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Kris Commons makes surprise Scott Brown call

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Kris Commons believes that Scott Brown will replace Ismaila Soro in the Celtic side that lines up at Ibrox on Saturday.

The veteran midfielder has sat out four out of Celtic’s last five matches with the Scottish Cup Final win over Hearts his only recent stating appearance.

Soro has came in for Brown in those four matches with the hoops recording their only Europa League win as well as three consecutive SPFL wins without losing a goal.

It would seem that Neil Lennon has found a winning formula by introducing Soro and David Turnbull but Commons expects a change when Celtic go to Ibrox on Saturday.

Picking up on his column in the Daily Mail, The Sun reports Commons saying:

I can’t envisage Celtic going to Ibrox for the biggest game of the season without Scott Brown in the team, so I expect the skipper to come back in and anchor the midfield.

So you’ll then have David Turnbull and Callum McGregor, with either Ryan Christie or Ismaila Soro battling for the final place in midfield. I expect Christie will get the nod.

The midfield battle will be absolutely vital because that’s the one area above all others where Rangers have absolutely bossed it over the past few Old Firm games.

Brown missed the midweek win over Ross County through injury but was an unused substitute in the 3-0 win away to Hamilton.

Celtic face Dundee United at home on Wednesday, after successive wins it is unlikely that the front six led by Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths will be changed.

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