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Celtic captain Scott Brown set to be fit to face England

Scott Brown set to be fit to face England
By Eurosport

07/11/2016 at 23:46Updated 07/11/2016 at 23:55

Scotland expect Scott Brown to be fit to make his international comeback at Wembley - but striker Steven Fletcher is an injury concern.

Brown, who has reversed his international retirement for Friday's World Cup qualifier against England, went off with a dead leg during Celtic's victory over Inverness on Saturday but is confident of being available for selection.

However, Fletcher picked up a knock on his knee during Sheffield Wednesday's 2-1 defeat by Ipswich and is being assessed by the Scotland medical staff.

When asked about Brown during a media open day at Mar Hall, near Glasgow, assistant manager Mark McGhee said: "He had a bit of a dead leg, but I don't think there is any concern about his fitness.

"Steven Fletcher, there is a little bit of concern about him but other than that, everyone else is okay to go. The ones who trained today played on Saturday and the ones who played on Sunday will train tomorrow."

Steven Fletcher is a doubt for Scotland.

Steven Fletcher is a doubt for Scotland.Eurosport

Fletcher started up front in Scotland's 3-0 defeat against Slovakia in their previous qualifier, after replacing Fulham's Chris Martin in the team.

Leigh Griffiths came off the bench in each of the last two games, against Lithuania and Slovakia, while Steven Naismith has been struggling for game time for Norwich in recent weeks.

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