By Emma Sanders
Celtic skipper Scott Brown is in line to make a comeback for Scotland’s World Cup showdown at Wembley despite retiring from international football four months ago, according to a report.
The Daily Record claim that Brown is set to be named in Gordon Strachan’s Scotland squad which will face England next month in London.
The former Scotland captain has remained in touch with international manager, Gordon Strachan the report claims and Brown is ready to make himself re-available for selection once more.
Strachan and Brown are believed to have exchanged messages this week discussing a potential return and the talks ‘advanced’ in the last 24 hours it has been claimed.
The Celtic star made the decision to retire from international football so he could concentrate solely on the success of his club side.
The 31 year-old has been in brilliant form so far this season, helping his side reach the top of the Scottish Premiership with a seven point lead over Aberdeen and a nine point gap over rivals, Rangers.
The midfielder was invited to join the squad as a VIP guest for their recent 1-1 draw against Lithuania and 3-0 defeat to Slovakia, which dented their hopes of making it to Russia 2018.
The Scotland manager names his squad to face England next week and he hopes to be able to name Brown as one of the figures to face Gareth Southgate’s side at Wembley.
Scotland are likely to be without James Morrison and Charlie Mulgrew in midfield as both continue a battle to regain full fitness so the Celtic star’s inclusion would be a huge boost.
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