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John Hartson backs Celtic to make it past Lincoln Red Imps

John Hartson -  Wales Forwards Coach (R)

Celtic are due to face Lincoln Red Imps in the second-leg of their Champions League qualification tie.

John Hartson -  Wales Forwards Coach (R)

John Hartson has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on July 13th, that Celtic will win the second-leg of their Champions League tie against Lincoln Red Imps comfortably.

Celtic went into the fixture against the semi professional side from Gibraltar as the strong favourites to make it through.

However, an embarrassing 1-0 defeat has left some doubts over their qualification - as they head into the second leg.

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

The Bhoys are due to host the Imps next Wednesday, and Hartson does not envisage that his former side will face any problems.

“I think they’ll win comfortably, to be honest,” Hartson said. “You’ll see them in the third round.”

Celtic were dire in the first-leg of the contest, and there has been suggestions that it is the most embarrassing result in the club’s history.

To make matters worse, it was new manager Brendan Rodgers’ first game in charge.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses after the press conference

Celtic will now be looking to overcome their humiliation by assuring they get through in front of a expectant home crowd.

Celtic have failed to qualify for the Champions League in the last two seasons, and making sure the Bhoys made it into Europe’s top competition was one of Rodgers’ main tasks after he took the job at Parkhead.

General view of Celtic Park

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