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6th Dec, 2017 | 12:08pm

John Hartson points out bigger picture after Celtic lose to Anderlecht

Former Celtic striker John Hartson has urged fans not to over-react after the latest poor performance from the Hoops in the Champions League.

The Bhoys achieved their aim of avoiding a four goal defeat and qualifying for the last 32 of the Europa League, but supporters were left frustrated by a 1-0 loss at Anderlecht side who had had lost 3-0 to Celtic in September.

Speaking on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday, the former Welsh international believed that Celtic had got the “job done” in managing to qualify for Europe after Christmas for the first time in three years.

“Bigger Picture Celtic are in the Europa league beyond Xmas!! Yes we can play much better but Job done !”

The Hoops’ Champions League campaign has to go down as disappointing despite the third placed finish in the group.

Only two performances seemed to showcase how well Celtic can play, the 3-0 victory in Belgium and the narrow 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich in Glasgow, in a match the Hoops really should have won.

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Otherwise the performances were very poor, the 12-1 aggregate losses to French league leaders PSG a real low point of the group stage.

The Hoops need to find a way to rectify their form or their Eurpoa League adventure will prove to be a short one.

The Celts return to domestic action next with a trip to former manager Neil Lennon’s Hibs side in what looks to be an intriguing game.

In other Celtic news, Craig Gordon revealed Brendan Rodgers’ reaction to the defeat to Anderlecht

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