Ronny Deila gives injury update on Celtic captain Scott Brown

The Celtic captain should not be out of action for much longer.

Brown sat out of the 2-0 victory over Partick Thistle on Sunday, and head coach Ronny Deila has given an update on his fitness to the Daily Record.

He said: “Scott has played every second of every match before today and has done a lot of running in the past few weeks. He was stiff in his hamstring and had a small cramp at the end of the Qarabag game. So he needed to miss this game and maybe the next one.

“We will see what we do with him. After that, he will be very ready again.”

Deila has admitted that Brown will likely sit out of Celtic’s next game - a tie with Kilmarnock on Wednesday - due to his injury.

Considering how much football Brown plays, and his style of no nonsense football, it is a surprise that he does not get injured more.

However, he is currently on the sidelines, but thankfully for the Bhoys, the two game absence should be all that he misses.

Deila believes that after sitting out of the Partick Thistle game, and the tie with Kilmarnock, Brown will be ready again.

This means that the midfield captain should be in line to return to the starting line up next weekend, as Deila’s men host Inverness at Parkhead.

Most importantly, though, is the knowledge that Brown will be available for the Champions League qualification tie with Malmo - unless another injury strikes him down.

Considering the two legged fixture is vital to Celtic’s attempts to reach the group stages of the Champions League - after their failure last year - Brown will be central to any result they might clinch over the Swedish side.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch