PAST and present Celtic captains Scott Brown and Callum McGregor will lead the tributes to Bertie Auld today when the Glasgow club play their first match at Parkhead since the Lisbon Lion passed away.

Brown, who moved to visitors Aberdeen in the summer, and McGregor will take wreaths out onto the pitch before kick-off in the cinch Premiership game and then both teams and the crowd will take part in a minute’s applause.

The current Celtic skipper feels it is right that supporters get the chance to pay their respects to former midfielder Auld, who was laid to rest on Friday, and that the European Cup the midfielder lifted in 1967 will be trackside. 

“For us as a club we want to show our appreciation for Bertie and what he did for Celtic,” he said. “It will be a great tribute.

“We have just been at the funeral as well and it is a real emotional time for the club. One of our legends has passed away and the club has come up with a very fitting tribute, as it always does, to remember Bertie.

“We will be trying to create a special atmosphere for him on Sunday and then we need to try and match that with the result as well.”

McGregor added: “It is good that Scott can be part of it. He was hugely successful at the club, is a real legend as well. So, yeah, it is certainly fitting to be able to honour Bertie with one of the other greats. It has all come together at a good time.”