Glasgow Celtic face off against Romanian side CFR Cluj on Wednesday night in the next step in their European adventure, with defender Hatem Abd Elhamed fit to feature.

The Hoops started the domestic campaign on Saturday with an emphatic 7-0 win over St Johnstone and the Scottish side will look to record victory in midweek to keep momentum rolling.

Celtic have had memorable nights in the Champions League group stages over the last decade, with famous wins along the way.

However, the Hoops face a tricky away day in Romania against Dan Petrescu’s men before any talk of making the group stages is entertained.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed in his pre-match press conference that new summer signing Elhamed has shaken off a leg knock to be available to feature on Wednesday night.

The Israel international has been brought to Parkhead to contest the Bhoys right-back berth and as such should start against Cluj.

BBC Sport confirm Celtic will be without Tom Rogic, Kieran Tierney and Daniel Arzani, but will have Jozo Simunovic and Christopher Jullien available.

The Hoops will hope to get past Cluj, where a tie against Slavia Prague in the final knockout stage would await them.


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