Date: 14th August 2016 at 12:28pm
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Brendan Rodgers wants a replay of Celtic’s display against Motherwell when Hapoel Beer Sheva visit on Wednesday.

There is a vast gulf in class between the Israeli side and Mark McGhee’s outfit but there was a certain style and class on display when Celtic secured their place in the last eight of the Betfred Cup- and a home tie with Alloa.

Much bigger stakes are at play this week with upto £30m to be made from seeing off Hapoel and taking Celtic back into the group phase of the Champions League.

Leigh Griffiths will be able to add his firepower to the attacking array that was on display last week with Rodgers looking for his side to maintain the progress they have shown in recent matches.

I thought the Motherwell game was a good example in how they might setup and if we can do something similar that would be great,” the Celtic boss said looking forward to the Hapoel match.

We’ll be ready. The mentality and football of the players is getting better every day. As much as it will be difficult game for us, will be a difficult game for them.

Ideally, we take a lead and as big one as we possibly can to second leg and every game we are getting better offensively.

We are a team that wants to win and play offensively and aggressively in defence.”

While Celtic were getting past Astana on a 3-2 aggregate to reach the play-off phase Hapoel beat Greek champions Olympiakos 1-0 with the goal coming at home in the return leg.