Celtic will have 1,400 supporters in Rennes

By Hamish Carton

September 11, 2019

Celtic will be backed by a support of around 1,400 when they take on Rennes next Thursday.

Neil Lennon’s men open their Europa League Group E campaign with a tricky looking away clash against the Ligue 1 high-flyers. The fixtures may only have been announced around ten days ago but Hoops fans have already been keen to snap up tickets with a healthy number set to pack out the away end at Roazhon Park.

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Celtic SLO John Paul Taylor recently confirmed the number of tickets Celtic had received, as well as showing fans what area of the stadium they would be housed in.

Rennes vs Celtic should be a good occasion

The atmosphere inside the stadium should be pretty good come next Thursday evening. The hosts average a solid crowd in the Europa League – usually around the 26,000 mark in the 30,000 arena.

The fact it’s the first game of the campaign and a pretty big one in terms of progress means that it should be pretty close to a sell-out.

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Of course, Celtic are likely to be backed by a number of supporters in the home end, as it often the case in European competition. Last time we faced Rennes, in 2011, the fans built up a nice relationship between each other and that looks likely to continue this time around.

The Europa League may lack the glitz and glamour of the Champions League but it still holds real intrigue for Celtic. It will be really interesting to see how the team get on when they travel over to Brittany.