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Willie Miller: Celtic captain Scott Brown will be a ‘marked man’ when Scotland’s World Cup qualifiers climax against Slovenia


WILLIE MILLER believes Scott Brown will be a ‘marked man’ in the return clash with Slovenia – and he is delighted.

Brown got under the skin of the Slovenians during Sunday’s crucial 1-0 victory for Scotland and was the subject of their anger at full-time.

The Celtic skipper was involved in an off-the-ball incident when Josip Ilicic kneed him in the thigh before a throw-in late on in the game.

And he was then accused of stamping on Jasmin Kurtic in another flash-point as the Scots saw out time for a vital three points.

Miller reckons the Slovenians will seek their revenge when the nations meet again in the final match in the qualifiers in October – but he would not have it any other way.

He said: “Scott Brown’s a marked man. We’ve got the last game in this section in Slovenia and he is a marked man, there’s no doubt about that.

“They were queuing up to have a go at him at the end.

“I haven’t seen the replay, but he stepped on Kurtic and he wasn’t happy, and the rest of the players weren’t happy.


“It’s going to be tough for him over there. If it’s a meaningful game for both teams it’s going to be very interesting.

“Scott Brown was the last man off the park and the referee was trying to keep him away from his opponents.

“But that’s just the type of player he is – and I love it, it’s great.”

The Scotland and Aberdeen legend added to BBC Scotland: “I’ll bet you he started it. I can guarantee you that Scott Brown started it, and I’ve no problem with that.

“I think he’s had a go at two or three of them out there, but that’s part and parcel of his game.”

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