THE BIG STORY: Celtic captain Scott Brown has revealed that he has shaken off the heel injury he suffered against Shamrock Rovers and will be able to play against Linfield on Friday. He also said that he is ‘unfazed’ by the prospect of Celtic having no fans at Windsor Park, and that the game will be ‘enjoyable’, well that’s one way of putting it. This is the type of game that Brown will relish, and I would expect him to control the game.
OTHER NEWS: We are still waiting on Celtic to announce the imminent signing of Olivier Ntcham. Will it happen today? Stay tuned...
Aberdeen have been linked with Gary Mackay-Steven, but they will be unable to sign him on loan and will need to try and work out a permanent deal.
GIGPOD have released their latest episode, featuring an interview with former Celt turned man who works at a supermarket Vidar Riseth, and you can listen here.
ON THIS DAY: In 1994, Tommy Burns was appointed Celtic manager. Burns, a legendary fan favourite at Celtic Park, was unfortunate in his three seasons as manager to run into a big spending Rangers team - there’s a shock - and only managed to win one trophy as manager, but it was Celtic’s first trophy in six years, when a Pierre Van Hooijdonk header won the Scottish Cup in 1995.