Photos: Vakoun Issouf Bayo in Celtic first-team training as Weah hugs Rodgers

13th February 2019, Lennoxtown Training Centre, Glasgow, Scotland; Celtic Training session ahead of their Europa League tie against Valencia on 14th February; Vakoun Issouf Bayo of Celtic

Celtic were in training today ahead of facing Valencia on Thursday night.

13th February 2019, Lennoxtown Training Centre, Glasgow, Scotland; Celtic Training session ahead of their Europa League tie against Valencia on 14th February; Vakoun Issouf Bayo of Celtic

Celtic are back in action on Thursday night as they take on Valencia at Parkhead in the first leg of their Europa League knockout clash.

The Bhoys have been in scintillating domestic form since returning from the winter break, but must now take that into their European campaign.

Valencia have dropped down from the Champions League group stage into the Europa League knockout phases, and Celtic head into the tie as the underdogs.

 

Brendan Rodgers won't shy away from that battle though, and will be hoping to see his players continue their outstanding recent form.

One player who won't though is new signing Vakoun Issouf Bayo, who joined the club last month having excelled in front of goal for Slovakian side Dunajska Streda.

Bayo played an hour for Celtic's reserves earlier this week, but hasn't been registered for European action by the Bhoys as he looks to build up his fitness levels.

 

Bayo was though spotted in first-team training today as he gets up to speed, no doubt hoping for some domestic action soon having not played a first-team game for more than two months.

Bayo wasn't the only attacker to arrive in January as Timothy Weah joined on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, and he has made a superb start to life in Glasgow.

Weah looked happy at training today, hugging manager Rodgers as he thrives with the Bhoys – and he will be hoping to feature against Valencia tomorrow night too.

13th February 2019, Lennoxtown Training Centre, Glasgow, Scotland; Celtic Training session ahead of their Europa League tie against Valencia on 14th February; Timothy Weah of Celtic hugs...

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