ZENIT have labelled Celtic captain Scott Brown 'Russia's favourite Scotsman' after the midfielder was pictured braving the cold in short sleeves.

The two clubs meet in the Europa League last 32 tonight, with the Scottish champions holding a 1-0 advantage from last week's first leg clash in Glasgow.

Ahead of the game, the St Petersburg club posted a picture on social media of Brown walking outside in a t-shirt despite sub-zero temperatures in the city. 

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The wrote: "It's -11° С in Saint Petersburg and Scott Brown has just become Russia's favourite Scotsman #Respect #OneOfUs"

Brown is expected to start as Brendan Rodgers' side look to defend their lead and book a place in the last 16 of the competition for the first time since the 2003/04 campaign.