CRAIG GORDON is confident Celtic will overcome the play-off challenge of FK Suduva and enjoy success in the Europa League group games.

The Hoops keeper, who will line up against the Lithuanians this evening, is adamant the Parkhead players are focused on making an impact in the competition after the disappointment of dropping out of the Champions League.

Gordon said: “We’re favourites in most games and we’ll come here looking to impose our style of play and perform the way we know we can.

“If we do that then we’ll give ourselves a great opportunity to progress.

“We just want to win this game and get into the group stages – we want European football. Okay, we wanted to try and get into the Champions League group stages and we didn’t manage to do that this year.

“However, we still want to achieve success in Europe and this is next best competition to do that.

“We need to get to the group stages first and then you can look at your group and see the possibilities of trying to come through.

“But we have to fully focused on this double-header to give ourselves that opportunity.”

* DON’T miss tonight’s big match report on the Europa League first leg play-off between FK Suduva and Celtic in your champion CQN.

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