By Dominic Toner

Stan Collymore believes that “only a fool” would count Celtic out of their meeting with Manchester City.

The Scottish Champions host City on Wednesday night in a Champions League group game.

Brendan Rodgers’ side will be hoping to bounce back from a crushing 7-0 defeat to Barcelona in their last European outing.

Pep Guardiola’s side are strong favourites for the game after their 10 per cent start to the season in all completions, including victories in their opening six Premier League fixtures.

They recorded a comfortable 4-0 victory against Borussia Monchengladbach in their first group game and will hope to could on a positive start.

Pundit Collymore believes that although City’s team is full of expensive talent, it would be wrong to write off Celtic at their home ground, as quoted by his official Twitter account.

“Looking forward to the Battle of Britain tonight! Huge financial gap but only a fool would write off the Hoops at Paradise!” he said.

Celtic will be in good confidence for the match after cruising to a 6-1 victory against Kilmarnock on Saturday.

The Hoops’ best chance of securing a result in their tough Champions League group will be through their home games, and a priceless win against City will give the a fighting chance of qualification.

In other Celtic news, the club’s fans are furious wit the news of Mark Warburton’s imminent ban.