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BRENDAN RODGERS and Peter Lawwell have given their joint blessing to Scott Brown's proposed return to the Scotland squad.

The Celtic skipper is set to be named in Gordon Strachan's squad for next month's win or bust trip to Wembley - four months after he chose to retire from the international set-up.

And the sensational U-turn can now be officially rubber-stamped on Wednesday after manager Rodgers and chief executive Lawwell agreed to back Brown's bid.

Meanwhile, Scotland No.2 Mark McGhee insists the decision to bring Brown back was a 'no-brainer' as he is Scotland's best player.

And he revealed he was so upset when the 31-year-old announced his retirement in August that he wanted to drive to Brown's home in Edinburgh and plead with him to change his mind.

McGhee said: "The decision to have him back is a no-brainer. There are no negatives to it. I was asked about him saying no then wanting to come back.

"I think Brendan Rodgers' arrival at Parkhead was a significant factor in his original decision, he probably wanted to give himself as good a chance as he could to be part of that.

"Now, though, what I think he has realised is - 'I can do this - I can be part of something exciting at Celtic Park and also do Scotland."

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
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Date:Oct 29, 2016
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