Saturday 24 February 2018

Deila looks for a lift

Celtic manager Ronny Deila
Celtic manager Ronny Deila Newsdesk Newsdesk

Boss Ronny Deila is looking to engineer Celtic's first Europa League win in what he admits is Group A's most difficult fixture - away to Fenerbahce.

The Hoops have no chance of qualifying for the knockout stages after taking only two points from the first five fixtures while the home side need only one point to stay above Ajax to guarantee a place in the last-32.

The Norwegian was asked if the trip to Istanbul was the toughest test in the section.

He said: "I think so, I think it is the toughest game. We are playing a very good team and it is a tough place to come to win.

"But we have seen that other teams have come away from here with points so everything is possible.

"It's always important to win and if we can get a victory it'll be a big achievement. It will give us a lot of confidence to go into the domestic league as well."

Kris Commons and James Forrest are back in contention after recovering from injury.

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