Aberdeen utility man Greg Leigh is feeling confident ahead of his battle with Celtic skipper Scott Brown today.

With injury ravaging Derek McInnes’ side in recent weeks, the Dons boss was forced to field natural left-back Leigh in midfield against Motherwell last weekend.

McInnes has struggled for numbers. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

He didn’t just perform, the full-back excelled, putting in a brilliant shift that will likely lead to another engine room berth.

The NAC Breda loanee is looking forward to his battle with a man he knows ‘all about.’

Leigh told the Daily Record (page 64, 26/10/19): “I know all about Scott Brown and I know he’s a decent player, one of the best in the league. I’ll be given a job and if it is in midfield I’ll look forward to it.

Aberdeen star Leigh is excited about the challenge with Celtic man Brown. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“These games are what I came to Aberdeen for. These games are what anyone who wants to be a footballer wants to be involved in – a good atmosphere, big gates and decent players.

“I’ve only ever seen Celtic on TV and they are a decent side, but they lost to Livingston and in any league there are always teams who can beat you.”

Leigh will need an extra 10% against Celtic captain Brown

Last week Leigh bossed one of the Premiership’s most talented young midfielders, Allan Campbell. That was quite the scalp to take on his first outing, but Brown is a different animal.

Leigh will be faced with his biggest test yet (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

The veteran is a trophy-laden winner with years of experience behind him. He has bossed some of the better midfielders in Europe at times during his Hoops career so Leigh will up against it when they meet.

A similar performance to last weekend though and he should be alright. If the Dons man can give that extra 10% for his side though, his energy and pace may be enough to outrun his now 34-year-old opponent.

It’ll be a tantalising battle to watch and one that Leigh will surely relish.

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