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RODGERS READY FOR ROSENBORG

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BRENDAN RODGERS believes Celtic will have to be all systems go against Rosenborg in their Champions League crunch on Wednesday.

The Hoops will host the Norwegians after their opponents’ narrow 3-2 extra-time win over Dundalk in Trondheim last night.

Rodgers saw his men ease their way to the third qualifying round with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Linfield with Scotty Sinclair (2), Tom Rogic and Stuart Armstrong on target.

Asked if Rosenborg would be a step up in quality, Rodgers replied: “It is never easy.

“Lots of teams will come here and sit behind the ball and 95 per cent of the two games were played in the final third.

“Rosenborg will not want to concede so many. They will want to take the game back to the second leg and ensure they have a chance.

“For us, we play how we play, we go and attack the game and see if we can build a lead for the second leg

“We have watched some of their games already. They are pretty stable, they play 4-3-3, they are midway through their season so they are going to be at a good level of fitness.

“The structure is pretty much set in how they play, Norwegian teams are very disciplined and organised, but we look forward to it.

“We know whoever we get in the qualification campaign it is never going to be easy.

“But if we want to get to where we want to get to we have to go into these games and work well.”

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