Date: 3rd April 2019 at 2:48pm
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Celtic are returning to Austria for a pre-season training camp, according to The Scottish Sun.

The Hoops squad put together their 2018/19 preparations in the country last summer and it looks to be a similar situation this year with Austrian minnows SC Pinkafeld confirming they’ve been approached for a friendly match on 26th June.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Sporting Director Alex Diridl said: “Celtic are in a summer training camp in nearby Stegersbach. They were looking to play against an opponent of our standard and we put our name forward. It’s crazy we are actually going to be playing against a team like Celtic. It’s just a dream for us.”

The Hoops played local SK Vorwarts Steyr last summer in Austria, winning the game 1-0 in the build-up to important European qualifiers. Also arranging friendlies against Bohemians Prague and Sparta Prague in the country, we then travelled to Ireland to play Shamrock Rovers.

Whether Neil Lennon is in charge instead of Brendan Rodgers remains to be seen, but it’s clear that despite managerial uncertainty the club are not hesitating in arranging preparations for another massive couple of months of European action.

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