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Scott Brown's emphatic backing for young Celtic duo ahead of Inter tie

The Celtic skipper feels Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong are as ready as they'll ever be.

Scott Brown has given young duo Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong his backing to have an impact against Inter Milan in the Europa League on Thursday night, according to Celtic's official Twitter feed.

The pair joined Celtic this January and have since made their debuts - and scored - for Ronny Deila's side.

As such, the young wingers have been backed by both their manager and captain to make an impact against Inter.

During a pre-match press conference, Celtic boss Deila told reporters he feels Mackay-Steven and Armstrong are ready for the huge European clash.

But skipper Brown gave the January signings the most emphatic backing, suggesting they are as ready as they will ever be:

Celtic host Inter Milan on Thursday night in the hope of taking a strong result to Italy ahead of the second leg.

Realistic about the Bhoys' chances, Brown also told reporters he is hopeful of obtaining a draw against Roberto Mancini's men, while the dream of a narrow lead remains...

Deila's men have won their last eight games but face Inter with the Serie A outfit on the back of two convincing wins - during which they have scored seven times and conceded just the one goal.

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