Heilan' fling for Celtic fringe players

CELTIC boss Ronny Deila will shuffle his pack in Inverness today as he keeps one eye on Champions League qualification.

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Ronny Deila is set to shuffle his pack
Ronny Deila is set to shuffle his pack

The Hoops play in the early kick-off in the Highlands in a fixture sandwiched between their Euro play-off legs against NK Maribor.

Celtic will take a 1-1 draw into the game at Celtic Park on Tuesday night, when any win for the Slovenians would be enough to send the SPFL Premiership champions spinning out of the Champions League and into the Europa League.

And Deila is ready to explore all options against John Hughes' side this afternoon to give his team the best chance of success on the European stage.

When asked if he will give some of his fringe players a chance to shine, the Norwegian said: "We'll see what we do, but that's one of the opportunities you have at Celtic.

"The advantage we have is a very big squad of 25 players who can all play at the top level in Scotland."

The Parkhead gaffer added: "I'm into using my squad and I believe in my squad. That's why I have it.

"So I think there will be some changes against Inverness. If you are with Celtic, you are a good player.

"It's very important that the system that is going to carry the team through is not about just one or two players. We will see how far we have come in that way.

"We need some experience, of course, but also it's important to have fresh legs."


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