Saturday 21 April 2018

WATCH: 'I'll probably need a tin hat and an armoured suit' - Linfield boss Healy on return leg at Celtic Park

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Linfield manager David Healy is relishing the the prospect of visiting Celtic Park for the second leg of his side's Champions League qualifier with Celtic.

Brendan Rodgers' men ran out comfortable 2-0 winners in the first leg at Windsor Park last night, with one Linfield fan invading the pitch at the final whistle while there was taunting chants exchanged between supporters during the game.

Speaking after the game, Healy joked that he will need a 'tin hat and an armoured suit' when he travels to Glasgow for next week's second leg.

"Like tonight, I can't wait for it. It will be a ferocious atmosphere and I'll probably need a tin hat and an armoured suit," Healy said.

"I don't think it was always going to happen. I think a lot of the people in the media were making a big deal out it so when it does happen people aren't going to be surprised by it.

"Linfield have made giant strides over the years to try and cut that shouting and abuse out. But you get that in Old Firm games, you get that in Manchester derbies. You know, you're always going to get a ferocious atmosphere."

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