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‘CELTIC BIGGEST NAME IN THE DRAW’ WILSON

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FORMER Celtic defender Mark Wilson has urged his old club to carry on concentrating at the final Champions League qualifying hurdle.
 
Ronny Deila’s men, after their 1-0 aggregate win over Azerbaijan’s Qarabag, now await tomorrow’s play-off ballot with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Astana, Partizan Belgrade, Skenderbeu Korce and Malmo the possible opponents.

The ex-Scotland international right-back, 31, said: “There’s no doubt Celtic are the biggest name in the draw.
 
“You can’t get too far ahead of yourself in this competition or you’ll get stung.
 
“These teams are at this stage for a reason. They’ve got good players, they might not be household names, but they’re good sides.

“Celtic will know that, I don’t think they’ll take any of these teams lightly. Celtic will have to remain cautious, but they still remain favourites to go through.

 
“I was very impressed with them in midweek, I thought they were fantastic. Right from the goalkeeper, the back four, to the three in midfield who really sat and protected.

“There was no period of sustained pressure from Qarabag, but that was down to how Celtic defended. It was a really measured performance.

“You could also see the fitness. I don’t think come 90 minutes in 40 degree heat they look tired at any stage and that was a lot of the chat before the game that Celtic were going to tire in this heat.

“I think they finished the game the stronger team and were probably unlucky not to snatch a victory in the end.”

 
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