Brendan Rodgers has discussed why Celtic’s final Champions League group game against Anderlecht is a must win, asides from the obvious carrot of Europa League football.
Rodgers wants to give the fans something to cheer at Celtic Park on Tuesday, as well as making Scott Brown’s record breaking game one to remember.
The captain plays his 69th Champions League game, a Scottish record held currently by Kenny Dalglish.
He is in great company with Kenny, a real legend here at this club and at Liverpool also.
It tells you the mark of Scott’s consistency to have played the number of games and to have been chosen for those games by various managers.
Of course he captains the team tomorrow night. It is a great accolade for him and hopefully he has many more ahead of him.
The Celtic manager is also keen to give supporters a first Champions League group stage win at home during his tenure. He said:
We want to give the supporters a Champions League victory at home. We have been in two campaigns now, this is obviously the last game.
It has been absolutely brilliant. The supporters have been incredible for us home and away, but it would be nice for us to finish with a victory at home and take us to six points, which will show a real level of progress.
Moussa Dembele and Nir Bitton return to the squad for tonight’s match.