Celtic skipper Scott Brown has travelled to Spain with his team after being declared fit to face Barcelona in the Bhoys' Champions League group stage opener on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old had to be replaced in the 74th minute of the game against Rangers this weekend, after suffering from an injury.

The Celtic medical team had since been keeping an eye on his fitness and have allowed him to travel with the side to Spain for the all important match.

With nine years of Celtic Park football under his belt, the inclusion of Brown into the team will be important as Celtic look to get away with at least something from the Camp Nou.

Striker Leigh Griffiths though will miss the match after suffering from a hamstring tear against Aberdeen two weeks ago.  


Sounding confident ahead of the match on Tuesday, Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies was quoted as saying by he BBC: "We can take a lot of confidence into this game.

"We had a pre-season game against them which was probably good for us, to give them a feel for being around their players.

"And we are in great form. I have no doubt Barcelona will respect the level we are going to bring. We do take confidence into the game and hopefully we can grow into it and win some points."