Photos: Celtic players travel to Ajax including Jozo Simunovic and Aidan Nesbitt

Celtic's players are preparing for their first Europa League group match of the new season.

Celtic travelled to Holland today ahead of their Europa League match against Dutch club Ajax on Thursday, with some of their players snapped in pictures later posted on the Bhoys’ official Twitter account.

Ronny Deila’s side have a tough task ahead of them as they aim to qualify from a strong group that also includes Turkish side Fenerbahce and Norwegian club Molde, and three points against Ajax this week would be a huge boost after a recent dip in form.

Celtic lost 2-1 to Aberdeen on Saturday and surrendered their place at the top of the Scottish Premiership as a result, but they now have the chance to get back to winning ways.

Among those Celtic players who were caught on camera at the airport were impressive youngster Aidan Nesbitt, returning defender Emilio Izaguirre and new signing Jozo Simunovic.

The latter could make his Celtic debut against Ajax if manager Ronny Deila feels he is now ready after more time training with his new teammates.

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