Champions League: Dundalk could face Celtic or Linfield in third qualifying round

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LINFIELD have announced there WILL be a seating section for Celtic fans at tonight's Champions League qualifier.

The fixture was also moved from 11 July to avoid potential trouble at the height of the marching season.

Having in mind a problematic history of religious conflicts, the organizers of the match had decided not to sell tickets to Celtic fans, denying the possibility for the Scottish champion to have support at Windsor Park.

"Celtic is a club that lots of teams want to have as their testimonial game. Why?"

Wherever they travel around the world the supporters are renowned for travelling in big numbers and behaving themselves.

Coming back to Northern Ireland, and a new Northern Ireland, being not able in some way to ensure supporters' safety is guarded, is a problem for me.

At first, everything seemed fine, until today's statement by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

"It's a shame for Linfield and for Northern Ireland because football is a sport in this country that is loved and to have had the two sets of supporters there would have been fantastic".

The 25-year-old Scotland global has moved into the last season of his current deal and the former Swansea and Liverpool boss wants him to sign an extension.

And, speaking exclusively to talkSPORT on Thursday, Rodgers said the signings the club have made this summer and the increased confidence in the camp has him convinced even greater things are around the corner.

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