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FORSTER TARGETS EUROPA PINNACLE

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FRASER FORSTER has called on his Celtic team-mates “to finish the job” when they face Rennes in the Europa League Group E clash at Parkhead tomorrow night.

The towering keeper is seeking the win over their French opponents – with whom they drew 1-1 to kick off the section – that would guarantee them top spot.

A victory would guarantee the Hoops a first place finish which will be critical in terms of being seeded in the draw for the knock-out stages which are scheduled for February.

Three points would also give Neil Lennon’s side their best-ever return in a European league format.

Forster, speaking to the Evening Times, said: “It’s just been fantastic so far. From that first game against Rennes, we’ve really delivered in the European matches. We’re in a fantastic position. Obviously, we now just want to go out and win the group and finish it off well.

“It would be great if we could do that in our final home game and kind of park it until after Christmas. It’s been a fantastic run of games in the Europa League and some fantastic performances.

“If you had said at the start that we were going to go out and beat Lazio twice, people probably wouldn’t have believed it. Just in the manner that we did, as well, made it extra special.

“I think we’ve done very well up until now, but we want to finish the job now and win the group.”

Celtic will bring down the curtain on the Europa League group campaign with trip to Romania to take on Cluj on December 12 – only four days after the Betfred League Cup Final against Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side at Hampden.

The Glasgow neighbours will square up to each other again at Parkhead on December 29 and, before that showdown, the champions have another six Premiership matches to address.

 

 
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