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Glasgow Celtic Ready for Swedish test as new signing arrives

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Irishman Anthony Stokes (Left) jokes with Scottish Captain Scott Brown in training on Tuesday 30th July

Glasgow Celtic are aiming to get to the group staged of the 2013/2014 Champions League for the 2nd year in a row. Last year coming 2nd in their group, Beating Barcelona 2-1 in Glasgow

Celtic Park last season on the 125th Birthday of the famous Club, beating Barcelona 2-1

Derk Boerrigter will be in Celtic's squad for the first leg of their Champions League third qualifying round tie should he sign on Tuesday.

Derk Boerrigter

The 26-year-old Ajax forward is to have a medical in Glasgow but fellow Dutchman Virgil van Dijk is still out with a foot injury.

Defenders Adam Matthews and Charlie Mulgrew and midfielder Joe Ledley return for manager Neil Lennon.

On-loan Celtic striker Mo Bangura is eligible to play for Elfsborg.

Lennon has made it clear that he would be most unhappy if Bangura was to line up against his parent club.

However, Elfsborg boss Jorgen Lennartsson said on arrival in Scotland: "He is under our umbrella... we pay his salary."

Celtic progressed from the last round with a 5-0 aggregate win over Cliftonville, while the Swedes beat Daugava of Latvia 11-1 over two legs.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon: "They are the Swedish champions with international players, full-time obviously and 17 games into their season so they are match-sharp," he said.

"They are a good, very well-organised side who pass the ball very well.

"There is a good mixture of youth and experience in their team and they are obviously off the back of winning the title so they come into this season confident.

"I think they are probably putting more emphasis on qualification into the Champions league than their progress in the league, so they are a very dangerous opponent.

"It is a concern that the longer the game goes on we might tire a little bit quicker than they will but I think we have enough quality on our side to give them enough problems."

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By Karima88 on July 21, 2014 at 06:41 am

Well done it is great foteliki

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