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30th Oct, 2017 | 4:30pm

Confusion reigns as Celtic star Brown suffers at the hands of the SFA

By John Reid

The SFA were accused of making a mess of things, as Celtic and Scotland captain Scott Brown was initially left out of Scotland’s squad to face the Netherlands next week, then included in a hastily rewritten tweet.

As reported in the Daily Record, not only was Brown left out of the squad but Aberdeen midfielder Andrew Shinnie had been replaced in the squad by his brother Graeme.

Ironically enough, last week there had been thoughts that Brown may well pull out of the game and end his international career.

Brown has, however, decided to continue on with his Scotland career, and will captain the side at Pittodrie next week.

This latest farce by the SFA, particularly one which surrounds such a high profile player, will no doubt lead to more calls for change at the top of that organisation.

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When the real, final, squad was announced it contained a total of eight Celtic players:

Craig Gordon, Kieran Tierney, Stuart Armstrong, Scott Brown, James Forrest, Callum McGregor, Leigh Griffiths and Ryan Christie, currently on loan at Aberdeen.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that the players are used sparingly in what is, after all, a relatively meaningless friendly.

In other Celtic news, Stuart Armstrong is confident ahead of the Bayern Munich game tomorrow

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