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Brown: We know how good these two Celtic stars are together

Celtic captain Scott Brown says that Kris Commons and Anthony Stokes is one of the most dangerous partnerships the club have.

Celtic captain Scott Brown has hailed the partnership which Kris Commons and Anthony Stokes have formed over the past few seasons.

The Bhoys' duo were in good form last night when they took on Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League.

Commons scored the winning goal in the tie, which Ronny Deila's men won 1-0, and Brown believes that the former Derby County's combination play with Stokes is one of the most dangerous link-ups in the team. 

"We know how good Commons and Stokes are together," he said to the club's official site. "They did it time and time again last season and the year before as well and it’s great to see it clicking again.

“As the games go on now our chances of going through improve. We’re sitting top and that’s a benefit for us so now we have two games against FC Astra, which is going to be tough.”

Despite the good attacking display for their protagonists, Celtic did have to thank Craig Gordon in goal.

The stopper made a succession of excellent saves to thwart the Croatian opponents and he will be hoping he is not quite as busy this weekend.

Brown, though, felt it was not the performance levels that mattered and the club captain believes that the fact that stood strong in the face of a barrage of attacks highlights the desire in the group to win matches. 

“It was a good result," he said. "The game was hard at times but we managed to dig deep and get the result and that was the main thing.

“We’ve always got that drive and commitment right until the last minute. It doesn’t matter who we play. We have that will to win and that’s the main thing.”

Celtic take on Hamilton at the weekend, where they will be aiming to win and close the gap that has formed between them and the early leaders of the Scottish Premiership, Dundee United.

Although the Bhoys are likely to win the title by the end of the season, they will not want to provide Dundee United with any encouragement to get away from them and a win on Sunday, therefore, looks crucial. 

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