Celtic have taken the slightly unusual, but brilliant, step of thanking supporters for trekking out to Copenhagen in a Friday statement.

Neil Lennon’s men were backed in huge numbers once again by the immense Hoops support, as they earned a good 1-1 draw away to the Danish champions.

With next week’s clash already a sell-out, the Celtic faithful may feel they’re deserving of a thank you from the club.

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And that’s exactly what arrived on Friday afternoon as the club released a neat statement thanking fans for their continued support.

The Celtic support were in great voice

The Celtic support were in great voice (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

It read: “Everyone at Celtic would like to sincerely thank all our supporters who travelled to Denmark for last night’s match against FC Copenhagen.

“As ever, our fans travelled in huge numbers and once again gave the team such magnificent support, as the players did everything they could to deliver such a positive result.

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“We sincerely appreciate the fantastic commitment and sacrifice from our fans in travelling throughout Europe in support of the club.

“The support we have received has been crucial this season as we have travelled to so many difficult venues.

Neil Lennon applauds the supporters

Neil Lennon applauds the supporters (Photo by NIELS CHRISTIAN VILMANN/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

“We have enjoyed some great trips already his season in Europe and Neil, his backroom team and the players have given so much to deliver so many great performances and results.”

Celtic supporters statement should be applauded

The decision to thank the supporters can only be seen as a real positive move from the club.

It’s a little unusual, but only because the club don’t ever really praise fans in a statement like this.

But the move won’t have gone unnoticed. Fans don’t travel around Europe following Celtic in order to get a thanks on the website a day later, but it will be welcomed by the vast majority, if not all, that were out in Scandinavia.

Some Celtic fans in Copenhagen

Some Celtic fans in Copenhagen (Photo by NIELS CHRISTIAN VILMANN/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

With a vital second leg to come in less than a week, and more important league and cup matches on the horizon, it’s crucial that the Celtic board, players, management and fans are all singing from the same hymn sheet.

This statement will hopefully help that to continue to be the case.

Onwards and upwards from here. And here’s hoping we’ve got another away day or two to look forward to in the coming months.

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