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BROWN FACES IBROX BAN, MORELOS TO RETURN

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CELTIC skipper Scott Brown could sensationally  MISS the champions’ game against Rangers at Ibrox next month.

The Parkhead powerhouse could be forced to sit it out if he cops a two-match ban from the SFA.

However, controversial Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos will be FREE to face Neil Lennon’s men in a High Noon showdown in Govan on Sunday, May 12.

The fiery frontman was hit with a four-game ban after his red card for elbowing Brown in the face during his side’s 2-1 loss in the east end of Glasgow last week.

Morelos, who has claimed 29 goals this season, is scheduled to return at home to Hibs after serving his latest suspension following his fifth ordering-off in a stormy campaign.

Brown’s Hampden hearing for allegedly goading away fans on Sunday following his team’s triumph will be heard on May 2.

If the midfielder is found guilty and hit with a two-match ban he will miss the game at Aberdeen on May 4 and the visit to Ibrox eight days later.

Brown will lead the champions against Livingston at Parkhead this afternoon where a win will push them SIXTEEN points ahead of Steven Gerrard’s team.

The title could be settled tomorrow if Lennon’s outfit pick up three points against Livi and Motherwell overcome Gers at Fir Park.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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