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Chris Sutton and John Hartson react to Celtic win against AIK

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Chris Sutton and John Hartson react to Celtic win against AIK

Ex-Celtic pair Chris Sutton and John Hartson praised the Scottish champions after their victory against Swedish outfit AIK on Thursday night.

The Bhoys secured a 2-0 victory at home in the first leg of their Europa League play-off qualifier, where the victors will enter the group stage of the competition.

Neil Lennon’s team are in control of the tie ahead of the second leg in Sweden and are getting over the disappointment of exiting the Champions League qualifiers.

In-form James Forrest opened the scoring in the first-half, before striker Odsonne Edouard added a vital second in the second-half.

Pundit Sutton reacted on social media to the result and picked out two important Celtic players, including defnder Christopher Jullien.

 

“Good performance tonight from Celtic. Edouard maturing all the time. Jullien solid tonight. Crucial clean sheet but still work to do,” Sutton wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Hartson also responded by stating that the tie is not finished yet and there is work to do in the second leg next week.

“Great result Celtic, it’s not over but it’s been a tough week very good response from the players.. let’s kick on!” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.

(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

TBR’s View: 

Celtic can be pleased with their night’s work against AIK and will progress to the Europa League group stages barring any major blunders in the second leg.

It’s absolutely vital that they don’t miss out on European football altogether, even if they would have preferred to be in the Champions League.

Lennon has to be pleased with how some of his offensive players are performing on a consistent basis, with the question marks circling around their defender.

But the backline stood firm against AIK and they will hope that’s a sign of more things to come.

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