Celtic coach John Kennedy discusses Bhoys' Champions League opponents

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The Celtic man has been discussing the upcoming Champions League qualifying ties.

Celtic first-team coach John Kennedy has been speaking about the club’s opponents in the second qualifying round of next season’s Champions League.

In comments posted on the Bhoys’ official Twitter account, Kennedy had his say on Icelandic side Stjarnan, who Celtic will face over two legs in July.

Celtic will begin their latest European campaign at home on either 14 or 15 July with the second leg taking place in Iceland on either 21 or 22 July.

“They’re not sitting in as good a position in the league as they finished last season,” Kennedy said. “They’ve had a few losses as well and are maybe not in as good form as last year.

“But it’s one we have to be careful of and make sure we do our homework and go in as best prepared as we can possibly be and hopefully get a result.”

Stjarnan are currently sixth in the Icelandic league with 12 points from their first eight games. In that time they have won three, drawn three and lost two, scoring 10 goals and conceding 10 in the process.

Celtic may have only just put their feet up after their double-winning campaign but the challenges are soon to start all over again, and manager Ronny Deila will no doubt already be preparing for what is sure to be a tough encounter against a side that will have aspirations of their own.

As tough as it will be to ultimately reach the group stage of the Champions League, doing so will be a great achievement and would set up Celtic’s season brilliantly.

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