Joe Ledley is delighted that the Green Brigade are set to rock Celtic Park tomorrow night.
After an uncomfortable stand-off between the fans group and the club an agreement was struck on Friday with the Green Brigade back in full voice for the 2-2 draw with Inverness Caley Thistle.
Celtic will need every ounce of encouragement to overcome a 2-0 deficit against Shakhter Karagandy with Ledley in no doubt about the inspiration that comes from Section 111.
“I think the Green Brigade are fantastic,” he said. “They bring the atmosphere to Celtic Park and without them, it wouldn’t be so good.
“My family come up and all they talk about is the Green Brigade. They set the atmosphere alight.
“The fans’ role is massive. They have been brilliant ever since I’ve been here and I’m sure the fans will be exactly the same against Karagandy.
“The Old Firm is a fantastic atmosphere but when it’s the Champions League, I don’t think anything can beat it. The day we played Barcelona was one of the greatest moments of my life and the atmosphere was fantastic that night.”
Looking at the task tomorrow night the midfielder added: “This is one of the biggest games of my life – so much is at stake.
“So much depends on this game and there is so much pressure on myself and my team-mates. Hopefully we can thrive on it and go from there.
“We want to play in the Champions League, it’s a fantastic competition. Last season was one of the best in our careers and hopefully we can qualify again.”