Chris Davies says Celtic are confident of success against Astana

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers before the match

Brendan Rodgers' side take on the Khazakhstan team in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at the end of the match

Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has told the club’s official website that they are expecting a tough tie against FC Astana.

The Scottish champions take on the Kazakhstan side on Wednesday evening in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.

The Bhoys are favourites for the tie but will know that progression will be anything but a foregone conclusion.

They have already learned that the hard way this season after being beaten by minnows Lincoln Red Imps in the last round before overturning the deficit in the second leg.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

And Davies says they are expecting a tough test in this game, but is confident the Bhoys are ready for the challenge.

“We are expecting a difficult game. They did well in the Champions League last year at home,” he told the club’s official website.

“We had a session today and we’re confident we can do a job. We are focusing on the positives and making sure we are going to be prepared physically and tactically.”

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

Celtic’s fans will now be hoping that they have learned their lessons from that embarrassing loss to the Red Imps.

They headed into that game confident of victory but ended up on the end of a defeat as a result, needing to fix it in the second leg at home.

That will be a tougher ask against an experienced team such as Astana, and Celtic will be keep to avoid a similar situation this time around.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers before the match

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