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Tuesday Round-Up: Celts Face Race Against Time To Make An Addition

Paul Hartley celebrates his goal in Moscow on this day in 2007

THE BIG STORY: With the deadline tonight at 11PM for Celtic to add a player to our Champions League squad fast approaching, Celtic are seemingly no further forward in our attempts to bring a player in.

The constant speculation surrounding Patrick Roberts took a new twist when it emerged that the player was included in a Manchester City squad to play Girona in Spain tonight. Apparently Celtic have not yet been given permission to speak to the player but of course that could all change before the deadline if the clubs can agree a deal for the player.

We’ll be hearing from Brendan Rodgers later today at his pre-Astana press conference, so perhaps we’ll learn more about the situation then. We’ll keep you updated as the deadline approaches and we’ll have a preview of tomorrow night’s game against Astana on the site later on.

ON THIS DAY: In 2007, a Paul Hartley header provided Celtic with a vital away goal in a 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow. Although Roman Pavyluchenko later equalised for the Russian side, Celtic’s away goal gave us a slight advantage heading into the second leg...