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Video: Callum McGregor Hails Scott Brown’s Leadership Ahead of Zenit Clash

Video: Callum McGregor Hails Scott Brown’s Leadership Ahead of Zenit Clash

With tonight’s Europa League clash with Zenit St Petersburg just hours away, Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has heaped praise on team-mate Scott Brown.

McGregor was the hero a week ago at Celtic Park, with the 24-year-old’s half-volley all that separated the two teams during a memorable first-leg in Glasgow.

And while McGregor will no doubt be keen to add to his tally against Roberto Mancini’s men this evening, he has admitted Brown is the real difference-maker for Celtic.

Speaking with BT Sport, McGregor claims that Brown sets the tempo during a game and it “doesn’t feel right” without the Celtic skipper on the pitch:

 

Brown and McGregor may have a difficult task on their hands at the Krestovsky Stadium tonight, with Zenit stunned by their 1-0 loss last week.

The Russian Premier League giants hadn’t played a competitive fixture in two months prior to their defeat seven days ago, due to an extended winter break.

However, with a week of preparation behind them, Zenit should have improved in terms of match fitness and will have a point to prove in their own backyard.

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