"There are no unsafe players for me" - Celtic midfielder unconcerned about Zenit

Celtic are ready for the crunch Europa League second leg against Zenit St Petersburg

They are aiming to reach that stage for the first time since 2003/04 when Martin O'Neill's side lost to Villarreal in the quarter-finals.

However, on the subject of getting into the last 16 of the competition, Brown said: "It would be fantastic, but we need to remember that Zenit are a fantastic team".

"We know they are good players and they have quality, but so do we and we showed that last week".

"But this time, it is our home game and it is going to be a completely different game".

With Celtic more or less securing another SPL title Rodgers was able to give his fringe players a chance in the draw with St Johnstone, and it seems in the past week he's had his eye on the Europa League.

The Russian also stated that the whole Celtic team played well in the first leg as he insisted that it was a "shame" for Zenit to concede late on in the game.

"It would be a huge achievement for us to go through". We knew Celtic are a good team with good players, a good manager and we knew it was going to be a hard game.

The skipper was rekindling memories of his debut season in Glasgow, when the Hoops played Spartak Moscow over two legs, which ended up in a penalty shootout victory.

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"Of course, we would have liked to have had one or two more goals but the concentration and our quality in our game was at a very high level".

"Our belief has always been there".

"But we will expect that".

"They will be expected to go through over the two legs, so my mindset hasn't changed".

The big decision that Brendan Rodgers faces is whether or not to play Scott Sinclair who was on the bench in the first leg.

"Yes he's a good player with a great left foot", he said in a press conference on Wednesday, when asked to rate Tierney and the Celtic team.

"For us, there are still areas where we can be better".

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