Neil Lennon says Sunday's Scottish Cup final will not be Scott Brown's swansong even if he does start the Hampden showdown.

Brown has missed Celtic's last two fixtures, both victories, with Ismaila Soro starring in both games. And that has thrown up the question of whether Lennon sticks with the winning side or rotates his squad to re-introduce Brown to the fold.

The manager has refuted claims that sentimentality will come into his thinking for the starting lineup, instead claiming he will pick the players he believes will be able to deliver the trophy and a quadruple Treble with it. But he is adamant that either way, Brown's time at Celtic is not over yet.

"It’s not as if this is going to be Scott’s swansong if he plays," the manager said. "Hopefully we can negotiate and maybe try to get to another cup final at the end of the season. He could and maybe should be involved in that as well.

"There's been a lot of talk about whether I start him or not or this one, but that'll be my decision and I'll make the right decision for the club."