Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic whirlwind will step up a gear or two throughout a frantic Monday.
The new hoops boss will assess his injured players, take a training session and face the media against a backdrop of two UEFA draws within an hour.
2. We’ll be seeded for the CL draw and paired with one of Genk, Spartak Moscow, PSV / Galatasary, or Rapid Vienna / Sparta Prague.
We’ll be unseeded in the EL draw, and can only play either Jabolonec or Anorthosis Famagusta.
Not the priority of many just now, I know.
— Moravcik67 (@Moravcik67_) July 18, 2021
The visit of Midtjylland will obviously be the priority but it is only human nature to keep an eye out for what happens next with two very distinct options.
At the moment Celtic look to have at best a 50-50 chance of getting past the Danes into the third qualifying round of the Champions League. The group phase looked a million miles away from the fare on offer against Preston North End of Saturday.
There are a few ifs but if Celtic get past the Danes and have Kyogo Furuhashi, Carl Starfelt and two others on board they could carry a little momentum and confidence into the third round as the group stage becomes more realistic.