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Derk Boerrigter will miss the second leg due to injury

Celtic go into their second leg in Sweden with a narrow 1-0 lead thanks to a Kris Commons goal last week in Glasgow.

The Scottish side are without new signing Derk Boerrigter who hasn’t recovered in time from the ankle knock he received in the 2-1 victory over Ross County at the weekend. He joins Tom Rogic and Virgil Van Dijk in the list of Celtic first team players who haven’t travelled to Sweden.

Talisman Georgios Samaras returns to the squad after missing the match at the weekend.

Elfsborg may have to do without on loan Celtic striker Mo Bangura, who is losing his race to be fit to face his parent team.

Celtic assistant manager, Johan Mjallby said We know it's going to be a hard game. They are very strong at their own ground. Right now, they're not really in the best form. It's a good chance for us.

I think it's going to be a bit more open than it was at home. We have a team that are very suitable for counter-attack games. We got a lot of confidence from our away games in the Champions League last year."

Celtic will be hoping to progress in order to try and reach the European heights they reached last year, crashing out in the last 16 of the Champions League at the hands of Italian champions Juventus. 

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