The Celtic captain will miss out as he serves the second of a three-match suspension - UEFA threw out his appeal on Friday - but will still travel with the team to Amsterdam tomorrow to offer his support. Victory over Ajax at home last month means Celtic can still qualify for the last 16 of the competition although they will likely need to take something from the Dutch champions in the imposing Amsterdam ArenA if they are to keep that dream alive.
With Kris Commons and Georgios Samaras likely to be back in contention after missing Saturday's 1-1 draw with Dundee United through injury, Brown is confident his team-mates can secure a positive result.
"I think they've got a great chance," he said. "They showed what a good team they are when they played Ajax at Parkhead. We pressed them high up the park. We know they want to play football. It's great to watch but I think sometimes we put teams under pressure to try to make mistakes and it came off really well that night.
"We've learned how to press teams, get the ball back and keep our shape as well. We've pulled off a lot of away wins recently and played really well. Hopefully we can build on that and go over there and get some points."