Ex-Scotland boss Craig Brown has recalled smashing Lisbon Lion Bobby Lennox with an elbow on his Celtic debut - leaving him covered in blood.

Brown, 79, was starring for Dundee at the time and remembers being told by then-manager Bob Shankly to target the attacker.

Considered somewhat of a hatchet man - a bone of contention for the footie veteran - Brown had no trouble skelping the winger on his first appearance at his new club.

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But he revealed he'd planned to hit Lennox harder - though he couldn't get near him.

Speaking on Open Goal with Si Ferry, Brown recalled: "I played against Bobby Lennox in his first game for Celtic in 1962.

"I remember Shankly said 'see this one you're playing today, son, he tossed up with a sparrow for legs and the sparrow won'.

"He's got the heart the size of a midget's heart'. This wasn't true because Lennox wasn't like that.

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"But the manager always condemned the opposition, they were hopeless.

"He wanted me to take him from the knee down, but I didn't get near him.

"I managed to get him with the elbow in the face and Bobby had blood running down the Hoops.

"I did what I was told and we won the league that year."