By Harvey Byrne

Celtic were one of several clubs to send scouts to Austria as they prepare to host Ireland on Saturday evening, according to a reliable journalist.

ESPN football reporter Miguel Delaney, who is in attendance of the match shared a picture on his personal Twitter account of the scouts and clubs at the fixture.

Several big sides have sent scouts to the match, including Celtic, Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen, Sevilla and Marseille.

The match in Austria is scheduled to kick off at 5.00pm on Saturday as the two countries prepare to battle in their respective World Cup qualification group.

A number of Premier League players have been included in Ireland’s team, which includes West Ham’s Darren Randolph in goal alongside Stoke and Bournemouth midfielders Glenn Whelan and Harry Arter.

The Hoops have also been known to target the Championship market in the past and one player who was heavily linked to Celtic in the summer is starting in Shane Duffy, who made the switch to Brighton.

Meanwhile, the Austria team contains Tottenham fringe man Kevin Wimmer and Stoke attacking midfielder Marko Arnautovic.

Celtic are once again dominating their domestic league as they sit 10 points clear at the top of the Premiership table having played a game less than second placed Aberdeen.

Now Brendan Rodgers will be keen to add players who can push them on in Europe as they have struggled in recent times.

In other Celtic transfer news, the Hoops should consider adding this contract rebel to their squad.