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24th Aug, 2017 | 3:36pm

John Hartson names the three clubs he wants Celtic to draw in the Champions League

By Harvey Byrne

Former striker turned pundit John Hartson has named each of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham as the three clubs he wants Celtic to draw in the Champions League on Thursday.

The draw will be made for the group stages on Thursday at 5.00pm BST with the Hoops in pot four after qualifying on Tuesday with a 8-4 aggregate victory over Kazakhstan-based club FC Astana.

Celtic can draw the likes of Liverpool, Roma, Barcelona, Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich.

However, Hartson told his followers via his personal Twitter account on Thursday afternoon that he favours a group consisting of Real Madrid, PSG and Tottenham.

Celtic were dumped out at the Champions League group stage in the last campaign after being drawn against each of Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach, which saw them suffer three defeats and three draws.

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They will be hoping for more success this campaign with the possibility of passing the group stages for the first time since 2013.

However, the clubs that Hartson named aren’t likely to make life easy for Celtic and it depends if fans want to see the Hoops going up against the best, or progressing in the competition.

In other Celtic news, Graeme Souness has explained why Rangers are making the Hoops weaker.

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