Rio Ferdinand raves about phenomenal Celtic Park, Darren O’Dea sends message ahead of Malmo clash

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Scottish Premiership champions Celtic will face Swedish club Malmo in the Champions League playoff round.

Darren O’Dea has taken to social networking site Twitter to wish his former club Celtic the best of luck for tonight’s game against Malmo at home.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic will face Swedish outfit Malmo in the first leg of the Champions League playoff round at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

The Bhoys will head into the encounter as favourites, and former Celtic defender O’Dea hopes that Ronny Deila’s side get the job done in front of their home crowd.

Former Manchester United and West Ham United defender Rio Ferdinand has also been speaking about Celtic and their Champions League campaign.

The former Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers centre-back has spoken highly of Celtic fans, and believes that they will be important in the team winning against Malmo in the first leg of the playoff round in Glasgow tonight.

“It must be huge for them up there,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport Europe on Tuesday evening.

“We (Manchester United) played there in the Champions League. It is a phenomenal place to play football. The fans are fantastic, and they will be willing them to go on.”

Celtic simply cannot afford to concede a goal tonight, or else they could be in serious danger of getting knocked out.

The Hoops should try to win the first leg by a good margin – maybe 2-0 – to make it easier for themselves for the second leg in Sweden next week.

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