Scotland manager Craig Levein has been given a boost ahead of his side’s international friendly against Brazil tomorrow as Scott Brown has confirmed his fitness for the game.
Brown had been set to miss out through a calf injury he picked up in Sunday’s Co-operative Insurance Cup final between Celtic and Rangers.
But Levein stated that Brown will start in the match at the Emirates Stadium, along with goalkeeper Allan McGregor, who was another fitness doubt in the run-up to the game.
Ahead of the clash, West Brom midfielder James Morrison pointed out that he tasted victory in his last game at Arsenal’s ground and will be hoping to repeat that success.
Speaking to BBC Scotland, he said: “We beat Arsenal 3-2. It’s obviously a good hunting ground for me so why not a win against Brazil?
“The training has been really intense and everyone has been working really hard.”
Morrison, who recently scored at St Andrews in West Brom’s 3-1 win at relegation rivals Birmingham City, added that it would be a dream to face Brazil, who are expected to name a strong side.
“It’s not often you get the chance to play against a side like Brazil. You might never get the chance to do it again,” he said.
Morrison, one of a number of ball-playing midfielders in the Scotland set-up at the moment, could line-up alongside Blackpool playmaker Charlie Adam.
Premier League stars Sandro, Lucas, Ramires and David Luiz will be in the squad for Brazil, who are without Alexandre Pato due to injury.
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