Celtic take on Riga this evening inside the Skonto Stadium in Latvia. The prize? A place in the playoff round of the Europa League.

It might not be the flashy lights of the Champions League but it’s a competition where Celtic could and should be laying down a marker. We topped our group last season before being beaten by Copenhagen in the final 32. This year, could we go one or two better?

Neil Lennon has a big squad to choose from and very little fresh injury worries.

Latest team news:

  • Christopher Jullien has not travelled with the squad due to a back injury.
  • Mikey Johnston is still unavailable as he rehabs from his last op.
  • Leigh Griffiths is available for selection if the Celtic manager wants to use the Scottish striker in any capacity.
  • Edouard is expected to start after being rested on Sarturday against Livingston.

All eyes are on Neil Lennon and if he’ll continue with his 3-5-2.

Celtic should be too much for Riga, but how many times have we said that. It’s very important the bhoys are at it from the off.

Here is Neil Lennon’s Full pre-match Press Conference:


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