By Will Butcher
Celtic fans have reacted with delight on Twitter to see captain Scott Brown return to the Scotland squad to face England.
Brown, 31, is set to return to international duty less than 3 months after stating that he would retire to ease the pressures on his body as he enters his thirties.
However, the Scottish Football Association revealed on their official Twitter account that Brown has been selected by Scotland boss Gordon Strachan to face England on November 2011 in Group F of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) November 2, 2016
Brown rejoins the squad alongside midfield stars Barry Bannan, James McArthur and Darren Fletcher, with the latter retaining the captain’s armband.
Hoops stars Craig Gordon, Leigh Griffiths and James Forrest have also been selected, but there is no place for Kieran Tierney, who broke his ankle in training last week.
Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to express their pride at seeing Brown return to the squad to face Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Scott Brown has the best passing stats in the Champions League and wee billy from Paisley is upset he's replacing Barry Bannan.
— Simon (@simonkowski) November 2, 2016
— Daveeeeeeee (@David_McCombe) November 2, 2016
@emmaq1983 nor am I, but right now Scott brown is in the form of his life. People make mistakes, he's changed his mind . We need him
— Gevin Kall (@KevinGall67) November 2, 2016
Scott brown coming out of retirement just to play England ye can't not admire that ☘️
— Eamon Walsh (@eamonwalsh98) November 2, 2016
Scott Brown in the squad…all of Scotland's problems solved
— Dizzy Rascal (@Dizzysmeets) November 2, 2016
Wouldnt suprise me if Scott Brown got injured against England and missed the rest of the season
— PG Bell (@pg_bell) November 2, 2016
Scott Brown's international retirement lasted about as long as the Rangers title challenge class haha
— john ronnie (@johnronnie42) November 2, 2016
The former Hibernian star is expected to feature in his recognised midfield role, after missing games against Malta, Lithuania and Slovakia.
Brown has 50 Scotland caps to his name, as well as finding the net in a dark blue shirt four times.
In other Celtic news, Moussa Dembele has had this to say about Celtic’s Champions League prospects.