Lee Casciaro has a warning for Celtic

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Lincoln Red Imps and Celtic will face each other in the Champions League qualifying this evening.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Lincoln Red Imps striker Lee Casciaro has told Deadline News that Celtic will not find it easy to play against his side.

Celtic will take on Gibraltar champions Red Imps in the second round of Champions League qualifying over two legs this month.

The first leg of the tie will be played at the Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar this evening. The second leg of the tie will be held at Celtic Park in Glasgow next week.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

Celtic will head into the two-legged affair as strong favourites to win and progress to the Champions League third round qualifying.

However, Red Imps striker Cascara has warned Brendan Rodgers’s side that they cannot get complacent.

The 34-year-old Gibraltar international forward, who has played over 200 times for Red Imps, has suggested that Celtic could struggle with the heat and the plastic pitch.

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

“I hope we can give a good account of ourselves, I think that’s the most important thing,” Casciaro told Deadline News. “Hopefully we can keep the tie open till we get to Glasgow.

“Playing here in Gibraltar, it’s going to be hot as always, they probably won’t like the heat or the artificial pitch. It’s an advantage for us because we are more used to the heat and the pitch. Our aim will to be in the match for the second leg, that will be an achievement for us.”

Celtic’s team is much better than Red Imps’, but the Bhoys cannot get complacent.

It will be former Liverpool and Swansea City boss Rodgers’s first competitive game as Celtic manager.

An early goal for the home team could make things tricky for Celtic, but the Scottish Premiership giants should have enough to stage a successful comeback.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

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