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NO TRAVEL FEARS FOR LUSTIG

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MIKAEL LUSTIG is looking to get the business done against Rosenborg in the Champions League first leg qualifier at Parkhead in midweek.

But the Celtic right-back admitted the return game in the 21,000-capacity Lerkendal Stadium a week on Wednesday does NOT hold much trepidation for him.

The 58-cap Swedish international said: “It’s a nice stadium with good fans, but it’s not like we’re travelling for six hours and having to play in 40-degree heat.

“It’s a two-hour flight and the pitch will be decent, so from that point of view it’s good.

“They still have two or three players from when I was there and I know a lot of people around the club, so it’ll be special for me.

“I hope I get a good reception. I had a really good three-and-a-half years there, but I left on a free transfer so I’m not sure!

“I have a strong connection with the fans there so I’m looking forward to going back.

“As for them, they’ll know it’s a tough draw and it’ll be a brilliant atmosphere. They’re playing against a tough team who have energy and confidence.

“So, hopefully, they’re going to struggle.”

Lustig reckons his new team-mates will be inspired.

Olivier Ntcham made his competitive debut last week in the 4-0 success over Linfield while winger Jonny Hayes saw more action from the bench.

The defender added: “It’s a different way to play for Jonny coming from Aberdeen, who play a little bit more with man-marking and a bit more simple football with the longer balls.

“But you can see his qualities and he’s going to bring a lot of joy to this team.

“Olivier is a quality player. He’ll take time to settle, but you saw against Linfield how good he is.”

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