John Collins has warning for Celtic regarding Molde

The Celtic man has explained the strengths of the Bhoys' next opponents.

Celtic assistant manager John Collins has been speaking to the club’s official website ahead of the Bhoys' match against Norwegian club Molde on Thursday.

The two sides go head-to-head in the Europa League with the victors knowing they will be top of Group A after three matches.

Molde are struggling in their domestic league right now, sitting seventh in the Norwegian league with 43 points from their 27 matches to date.

But they are doing considerably better in the Europa League, topping a group that also contains Fenerbahce and Ajax, and Collins has a warning for any Celtic fan or player who thinks this will be an easy three points.

“Defensively they’re very sound,” Collins told “They’re compact and they hit you on the break. They’ve got good pace in the wide areas and up front so it’s got to be concentration from first minute until last.”

With former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now back in charge of his former club, Molde’s players will have even more incentive to impress against Celtic, and it will be interesting to see how this one plays out.

If Celtic take the lead they will not want to surrender it for a third successive European match, so expect that to be something the Bhoys have been particularly drilled about heading into the fixture.

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