Mjallby rallies the troops
Johan Mjallby is still hurting from dropping into the Europa league but that will not stop hiom driving the players to make the best of it. Johan Mjallby has told fans to expect an all-out assault on the Europa League by the Hoops' players. While disappointed to have dropped down to European club football's second tier competition after being knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers by Sporting Braga last Wednesday night, there is a determination for the club to bounce back. The Europa League draw will bring Dutch side Utrecht to Parkhead for the first leg on 19 August and the return game in Holland a week later. Celtic assistant boss Mjallby said: "The supporters should expect us to really go for it and go on a good run because we are going to make sure the players are up for it. It's really important for Celtic Football Club to do well in Europe. That's our aim now. I'm still hurt that that we couldn't get into the group stages of the Champions League. I can't say I know too much about Utrecht but over the years they are usually in a mid-table position. So we're going to respect them and we have to make sure at home we come away with a good result before going to Holland."
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