Confirmed: Celtic line-up against Malmo

Ronny Deila

Here is the confirmed team for Celtic as they take on Malmo in their Champions League qualification game.

Celtic: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Bitton; Forrest, Johansen, Armstrong; Griffiths

Subs: Bailly, Ambrose, Ciftci, Commons, Mackay-Steven, Rogic, Mulgrew

Celtic manager Ronny Deila will want his team to make the most of their home advantage in the Champions League play-off game against Malmo this evening.

Celtic need to try and create a first leg advantage, which they can take to Sweden and protect effectively, as they look to seal a place in the group stage of the competition.

Celtic have been in good form already this season, though the boss will want the side to make life a bit easier for themselves than they did in the last qualification round against FC Qarabag.

The Champions League represents a great chance for Celtic to earn some extra cash, improve the quality of their players and give themselves an advantage if the manager decides he wants to sign more players before the close of the transfer window.

It’s a platform which will test Celtic out much more than they are used to in terms of their domestic football, with a higher standard of football than is produced in the Scottish Premiership.

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