GIORGOS GIAKOUMAKIS is Hungary for his first goal for Celtic. And Pierre van Hooijdonk won’t be surprised if it comes against Ferencvaros in Tuesday’s Europa League clash. The Dutchman watched Giakoumakis closely as he topped the Eredivisie scoring charts for VVV-Venlo last season. And the former Hoops hero insists big clubs in his homeland missed a trick by failing to snap up the Greek hitman.
Celtic will be looking to bounce back from successive defeats in Group G when they continue their Europa League campaign at home to Ferencvaros on Tuesday night. The Scottish giants are currently bottom of the section with zero points to show from their opening two games, while Ferencvaros have also lost their opening two fixtures against Bayer Leverkusen and Real Betis.
Celtic vs Ferencvaros: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for crunch Europa League clash
CELTIC turn their attentions back to the European stage this week as they host Ferencvaros in the Europa League. Both sides remain pointless after the opening two games and the Hoops realistically need a win to keep knock-out qualification hopes alive. Ange Postecoglou's men have won two on the bounce since their 4-0 thumping by Leverkusen last month.
Celtic boss Postecoglou says his side running own race just now and Rangers results won’t distract them
ANGE POSTECOGLOU insists Celtic will run their own race for now - and not be distracted by Rangers. The Hoops fans celebrated wildly at Fir Park as news of Rangers drawing with Hearts filtered through. But as his side cut the gap at the top to four points, Postecoglou - who joked people had told him the Premiership was already over - insisted he’s not paying attention to what Steven Gerrard’s side do.
Celtic's three burning issues as Hoops see of Motherwell Three points, a clean sheet and another two goals. Even better still, both Rangers and Hearts dropped points at the top of the table. Here are three burning issues we found from Celtic's 2-0 win at Fir Park.
Motherwell 0-2 Celtic: Jota and David Turnbull on target to give Hoops second straight win on the road
Match report as Celtic beat Motherwell 2-0 to move fourth in the Scottish Premiership; Jota's first-half goal puts visitors in control before David Turnbull hits stunning long-range strike after the break Win £250,000 with Super 6! Another Saturday, another chance to win £250,000 with Super 6.
The Hoops will be looking to build some momentum in the Scottish Premiership Celtic will look to build on their first away win of the season when they travel to Motherwell on Saturday. Ange Postecoglou's Hoops beat Aberdeen before the international break and will be hoping to back that up with another away day success at Fir Park.
Celtic have been handed a major injury boost ahead of the Hoops’ Scottish Premiership clash on Saturday afternoon. What’s the talk? According to a report by the Daily Record, Ange Postecoglou confirmed that he will be able to call upon Mikey Johnston for the Bhoys’ trip to Motherwell this afternoon, as the winger has recovered from the latest in a series of injuries which have seen the 22-year-old make just one competitive appearance under the 56-year-old.
Ange Postecoglou insists Celtic acting CEO Michael Nicholson can lead club forward as he reveals transfer involvement
ANGE POSTECOGLOU insists that acting Celtic chief executive Michael Nicholson has all the credentials to lead the club forward. The Hoops’ director of football and legal affairs has stepped into the position since Dom McKay’s shock exit. Celts boss Postecoglou said: “The relationship is working well.
Giorgos Giakoumakis primed for Celtic impact vs Motherwell as Ange Postecoglou declares hitman finally 'ready'
Injuries have limited Giakoumakis' involvement so far but Postecoglou insists he's finally ready to go after a nervy international break. Ange Postecoglou insists he finally has his hands on the firepower to blast Celtic through a crucial spell in the season. The Hoops boss revealed £2.5million hitman Giorgos Giakoumakis is bursting to make an impact after putting in the hard yards at Lennoxtown during the international break.
Celtic chiefs have been left unimpressed at the Republic of Ireland’s treatment of Hoops defender Liam Scales, according to Extra.ie. The Lowdown: Scales’ international break Scales was a late inclusion in Stephen Kenny’s squad for a World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan and a friendly with Qatar after replacing Swansea City’s Ryan Manning who withdrew through injury.
The Celtic ace has been injured for most of this season and his comeback could beckon at Fir Park Celtic winger Mikey Johnston could make his return for the Hoops against Motherwell at Fir Park tomorrow. Johnston has only played 11 league games over the course of this season and last term after battles with an array of injury concerns.
QPR are on a budget - and on the up - six years after crashing out of the Premier League and incurring a £42 million penalty for breaching FFP rules the Hoops are in good shape ahead of the West London derby at Fulham
QPR are sixth in the Championship with fans looking ahead to a promotion push They travel to fifth-placed Fulham this weekend for a mouth-watering derby But the club has been transformed since relegation from Premier League in 2015 Back then net transfer spending was £60 million over three years and QPR were penalised under FFP rules which resulted in a £42 million settlement with EFL
Football Scotland reporter Euan Robertson believes up to five Celtic players are closing in on a return from injury. The Lowdown: Ange’s injury woes Ange Postecoglou has been dealt a bad hand when it comes to injuries during his first few months in charge. Christopher Jullien hasn’t featured in 2021 following a knee injury last December, James Forrest has been out since the end of August and Mikey Johnston was injured in pre-season and is yet to play this season.
“Another six or seven big clubs interested” – Celtic alert as linked international offered new contract
Just over a week ago Vital Celtic wrote about Irish international midfielder Jamie McGrath being linked with a possible move to Paradise. St Mirren sensation, Jamie McGrath, was mooted as a possible solution to the Hoops midfield woes as Celtic struggled to find the right combination in the middle of the park due to their injury crisis.
'You see stuff online saying the title race is done but we're not thinking that way' - Shamrock Rovers ace Lee Grace
The Hoops defender claims Rovers have a 'score to settle' against Sligo Rovers tonight Lee Grace has warned Sligo Rovers that reigning champions Shamrock Rovers have a ‘score to settle’ in Tallaght tonight. And he insists nobody in the Hoops camp is taking their eye off the ball despite their defeat in Dundalk last week.
The Hoops could field their Under-19 and Under-17 players in the four-team competition instead Shamrock Rovers intend pulling their first-team from the Unite the Union ‘Champions Cup’ unless organisers switch the games to January. If that doesn’t happen, the Hoops will field a mix of U19s and U17s in the cross-border competition that was relaunched and expanded at Windsor Park on Thursday.
Celtic confirm vaccine passports needed for fans attending Ferencvaros tie CELTIC have confirmed that fans WILL need to be doubly-vaccinated against coronavirus to attend their next Europa League fixture. The Hoops take on Ferencvaros at the unusual kick-off time of 3.30pm on Tuesday, October 19. And supporters attending will need to provide a vaccine passport to prove they're fully protected against Covid-19.
A LONG-standing basketball centre is hoping to net support to buy the land it sits on. Hoops Basketball Centre in Barrow has started a Crowdfunder and need the public's help in order to save the land as recreational space. The site near Cliff Lane has existed since 1998 after it was constructed with a grant from the National Lottery and has been widely used as a community resource since then.
The defender was called up late by Republic of Ireland boss but failed to make an appearance. Celtic have reportedly been left furious with ' lack of involvement on international duty with Republic of Ireland. Scales completed a dream move to Celtic in August from Shamrock Rovers and replaced Swansea City defender Ryan Manning in Ireland manager Stephen Kenny's squad for a World Cup qualifier away to Azerbaijan.