Confirmed: Celtic regular given green light fo feature v Rangers, fans will be delighted
By Matt Farr
Celtic skipper Scott Brown has been cleared to face Rangers on Saturday following a successful appeal against his suspension, it has been confirmed.
The club announced on their official Twitter account on Thursday afternoon that Brown has seen his red card in the 2-2 draw with Ross County earlier this month reduced to a caution, and will be available to face Rangers.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) April 27, 2017
Celtic fans will be delighted at the decision made by the Scottish Football Association, who also confirmed the decision to rescind the red card on their official website.
The 31-year-old midfielder was given his marching orders by referee Don Robertson during the controversial draw with Ross County on April 16 for a lunge on attacker Liam Boyce.
But Celtic immediately appealed against the decision, meaning Brown was able to feature for the club during their recent 2-0 win over Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi final on Sunday.
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The appeal, which was heard at a hearing on Thursday, proved successful for Celtic, which sees Brown’s suspension overturned in time for him to feature against Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday.
He has made 50 appearances in all competitions for Celtic this season, and will be looking to maintain the club’s unbeaten record against Rangers this season to six matches.