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Brendan Rodgers confident Celtic can still qualify despite latest setback

28 October, 2018, 13:15 | Author: Drew Briggs
  • Celtic midfielder Callum Mc Gregor believes RB Leipzig will provide a tough test for the Scottish champions

James Forrest is suspended after a red card in the defeat to Red Bull Salzburg and Leigh Griffiths is still out, having not returned to training after illness.

Their opposition on Sunday will be handed a boost by the fact that they ran out 1-0 winners when the two sides met in the Premiership back in August, as they work towards converting their solid start into major silverware. I think we have players who understand the defensive side of things a little bit better.

Tom Rogic is missing with a knee issue, while Felip Benkovic's fitness is being montiored ahead of the game.

'I've seen enough to know we can win the game at home, ' the Celtic boss insisted. When we play to that quality and players play with confidence then we have a much greater chance of getting a result.

"I don't care if Newcastle are looking at him and thinking that he might be the man if they part company with Rafa Benitez or if Leicester are thinking that he might be a better option than Claude Puel", Hartson writes in the Evening Times. If we are going to have any aspiration of getting through the group, it's a game first and foremost we have to win.

Hearts against Celtic being played at Murrayfield means the game is "more neutral" says Tynecastle boss Craig Levein, believing Hampden is like a "second home" to Celtic.

"We have stabilised the team in recent weeks, we have been performing well and this gives them a chance to show how well they have been training".

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Austrian outfit Salzburg top Group B after wins against both teams who face each other in matchday three at the Red Bull Arena tonight.

The clash with RB Leipzig kicks off at 5.55pm.

Rodgers said: "Jozo looks like he'll be struggling".

'I felt there was a lot of positives from the game.

Earlier this week, Compper said: "I'm fit and I train very well".

"It's not just about the domestic league, you are working to qualify for European games and coming away to play big opponents".

"My experience up here of being in the semi-finals have been brilliant, the atmosphere and we have been able to make the final which has been great".



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