Roy Chipolina dreaming about Celtic tie

Celtic fans as New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented after the press conference

Roy Chipolina admits he's dreaming of the chance to possibly face Celtic.

Celtic fans as New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented after the press conference

Quoted by Deadline News, Lincoln Red Imps ace Roy Chipolina has admitted that he is dreaming about the prospect of facing Celtic in the Champions League qualifiers.

Celtic will face the Gibraltar minnows or Estonian outfit Flora Tallin in the second round of preliminary fixtures following the draw last week.

Celtic fans in the stadium await the arrival of New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after the press conference

Neither side should, in theory, pose much threat to the Scottish champions, but Chipolina, a full-time customs officer, hopes that he and his team-mates are given the chance to face Brendan Rodgers's side over two legs.

“It doesn’t get any bigger than going to Celtic Park and playing in front of that crowd. You have to pinch yourself to realise that could happen," he said via Deadline News.

“I think everyone had their eyes on Celtic although we all had our eyes on Celtic last year as well when he drew Midtjylland.

“You’re just two games away from playing Celtic and it’s unbelievable."

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

For Rodgers, he can ill afford any upsets this early in his Celtic reign. In fact, the former Liverpool manager will be judged on whether the Hoops reach the Champions League proper.

Ronny Deila failed to qualify Celtic for the group stages in either of his two seasons in charge and it arguably cost him job at Paradise, despite winning two Scottish Premiership titles.

But domestic honours weren't enough for Deila and it won't be enough for the Northern Irishman, who must bring those Champions League nights back to Parkhead if he wants to avoid the same long-term fate as his predecessor.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila

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