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Lille V Celtic - Team News.

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Here’s your latest news ahead of tomorrow’s (not so crunch) game with FRENCH CRACKS Lille.

They haven’t lost a game since Feb 16th. Cool! A wee stat for the VL’s below too.

The team fly out later to France, and had trained at Celtic Park full of smiles and joy, if that counts for anything. If only it meant a guaranteed three goal start.

Domestically, our opponents tomorrow have been in fantastic form - currently sitting second in the league, with only goal difference separating them and current leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

In fact, they are the only team to remain unbeaten in the French division this campaign, claiming five wins and three draws so far.

Their previous league match resulted in a 1-1 draw away at Nice, with Lille salvaging a point after going 1-0 down in the early stages of the second half.

They have been solid in both attack and defence this season - scoring 17 goals in all competitions, while registering five clean sheets.

A huge boost for Celtic is that Osdonne Edouard and Nir Bitton are available again after COVIDMANIA rocked us ahead of our horrific week that just passed.

Speaking of horrific, Shane Duffy has taken a personal and professional doing, and I’d be very surprised to see him starting tomorrow night.

I don’t want to add to the overwhelming negative atmosphere among Celtic fans, especially when this blog is accused of being ‘divisive’ when it’s anything but, so I’ll refrain from a shoot prediction for the match, listen to the tactical/stat coverage on Celtic podcasts elsewhere and make up your own mind or let them influence it, and I’ll stick to the game.

Charlie Nicholas would be proud.