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Celtic face a difficult task when they take on Zenit in the Europa League last 32 at Parkhead on Thursday night.

Not only does Brendan Rodgers’ side have almost a full team of players out injured, including key men like Craig Gordon, Dedryck Boyata and Leigh Griffiths, but they will be taking on a team assembled at far more expense than the Hoops could dream of.

Roberto Mancini’s side are currently in second place in the Russian league but haven’t played a competitive match since December.

Despite the lack of game time, Zenit will still be a very dangerous side to play against, and the Bhoys would be doing well to take a narrow lead over to Russia for the second leg next Thursday.

The Russians will be a tough side to play against at Celtic Park, as they have a host of internationals in their squad.

Here, Football Insider looks at three Zenit players that Rodgers must be most wary of on Thursday.

Click ‘reveal’ below to read about a free-scoring striker…