Friday 28 July 2017

Scottish treble winners Celtic to face Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght next month

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Brendan Rodgers' Celtic will play Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium next month as part of their pre-season preparations.

Celtic, who are coming off the back of an unbeaten domestic campaign, will face Stephen Bradley's team on Saturday, July 8.

In build up to the game Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said that he is very much looking forward to the game and that along with his staff, he identified this fixture as a key part of the build up to the new season and their Champions Legaue qualifying rounds.

“We’re looking forward to going over and taking Celtic to our great supporters in Ireland and it’s good point in the season to get some pre season sharpness,” he said.

"We’ll have a strong team there, we are not sending a Celtic XI or a reserve team, we are bringing the strongest squad that we have. It will be all the first team squad, players and management.

"Stephen Bradley is the young manger there. He's a guy I seen as a young player. He was an outstanding young player at Arsenal.

"Damien Duff works in the club as well and Damien I know well from my Chelsea days. It would be brilliant to see him again. He was a fantastic player.

"Stephen McPhail came over a couple of months ago to see what we do here at Celtic and he's their director of football. He had a really good career."

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