Scott Brown speaks about Celtic's upcoming Champions League games

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The Celtic star has been speaking about the importance of a good European campaign for his side.

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown has been speaking at a press conference later published by the club’s official Twitter account.

The Bhoys skipper was one of the many players back in training earlier today as Ronny Deila’s side look to hit the ground running with their first Champions League qualifying tie of the season – against Stjarnan – just two weeks away.

That two-legged tie will hopefully be the first step on the road to eventual group stage qualification but Brown and his teammates will know not to take their Icelandic opponents for granted.

Celtic may have only recently won a league and cup double but after a brief summer break they are back and ready to prove to Deila that they have a significant role to play next season.

Speaking ahead of the first of many matches for the Bhoys, Brown said, “We’ve got three rounds of qualifiers to get through and we’re all looking forward to it.

“It was hard missing out (through injury) last year but (I’m) looking forward to it this year. We treat every game the same. The league is the priority but the Champions League is huge for this club.”

Deila will know just how much of a boost it will be for Celtic if they can navigate the next few matches and join Europe’s elite in the illustrious group stage.

Not only would it bring a significant amount of money into the club but it would surely also attract a better calibre of player and potentially convince some of their current stars to stick around for the long haul.

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