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11th Dec, 2017 | 4:16pm

Brendan Rodgers delivers verdict on Celtic Europa League draw

Brendan Rodgers has disclosed his thoughts on Celtic’s last 32 Europa League draw.

The Hoops are set to play Russian side Zenit St Petersburg, with the first leg in Glasgow on the 15th of February with the second in Russia a week later.

And quoted by STV Sport, Rodgers admitted that he was looking forward to an “exciting” game against Roberto Mancini’s side.

He said: “I think they are doing OK in their league. They have a few experienced players…

“We are delighted to be in the draw, it is a really exciting game for us.”

The Celts will hope to build on a decent record in Russia, with a memorable 3-2 Champions League win over Spartak Moscow in 2013 a recent highlight.

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The Hoops qualified for this stage of the Europa League as they finished third in their Champions League group, whilst Zenit topped a Europa League group which included Rosenborg, who Celtic narrowly defeated in the Champions League qualifiers.

Back to games in the here and now, Celtic return to domestic action in their upcoming match against Hamilton, looking to make up for throwing away two points in the 2-2 draw with Hibs at Easter Road.

Brendan Rodgers could be tempted to make a few changes to the side which started against Hibs due the extremely busy December schedule the Hoops have.

In other Celtic news, Derk Boerrigter has accused Celtic’s medical staff of ending his career

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