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Friday Round-Up: Celtic Are Back!

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Brendan Rodgers, set to lead Celtic into a new season
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THE BIG STORY: Celtic take on Linfield today at 5:00PM at Windsor Park in the first leg of the second round of the Champions League qualifiers. You can read our preview of the game here, and we’ll have a match report and player ratings on the site tonight.

Celtic of course will not have any fans at the game, which ‘disappoints’ Brendan Rodgers. Meanwhile, Craig Gordon has said that Celtic will thrive playing against a team that doesn’t like Celtic.

OTHER NEWS: The round-up is slightly earlier this morning as the draw for the third round of Champions League qualifiers takes place at 11:00AM, we’ll have details of who Celtic/Linfield are drawn against on here as soon as the draw is made.

Celtic have been linked with QPR’s Steven Caulker, but Brendan Rodgers has stated that he has only spoke to the player, who he managed at Swansea City, as he deals with personal problems.

Rodgers also spoke about Stuart Armstrong’s contract situation, which you can read here, and new signing Olivier Ntcham, who he believes will be a ‘key man’ regarding Celtic in Europe this season, whilst Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies said that Ntcham will be involved in tomorrow’s friendly against Lyon at Celtic Park.