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‘FOCUS IS NOW ON MALMO,’ ARMSTRONG

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STUART ARMSTRONG is convinced Celtic will have got over their generous “goal giveaways” by the time they face Malmo in the Champions League crunch in midweek.
The midfielder has watched the defence gift four goals in the past two games after looking so solid in both matches against Qarabag when a solitary headed goal from Dedryck Boyata booked the final play-off spot.
Kilmarnock and Inverness Caley Thistle have snatched late goals in recent outings and the former Dundee United star said: “I think that was just a bit of complacency on Saturday after being 4-0 up.
“The focus is now on Malmo. It’s a dream come true. Everyone wants to play in the group stages and play against the best.”You can only think of the excitement of being drawn against these huge, massive teams that you’ve watched when you’ve been growing up, so we’ll keep that in the back of our minds for now and just focus on our preparations and getting through the tie.”Celtic’s squad was bolstered on Friday by the signing of Scott Allan from Hibs despite interest elsewhere.
Armstrong added: “It’s nice to have him back, I played a couple of years with him at Dundee United.
“I know his talents and it’s nice to have another friend on board. Good quality players are coming in all the time and that’s just the way of life here.
“It’s healthy for the team and it’ll always bring the best out of different players.”
 
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