Neil Lennon will be reunited with Adam Bogdan in Champions League clash

By Hamish Carton

August 20, 2020

Neil Lennon will be reunited with former favourite Adam Bogdan when Celtic take on Ferencvaros next week.

The 32-year-old has just joined the Hungarian champions in recent weeks, after making the move from Hibernian back to his homeland.

He was brought to Easter Road by Lennon back in 2018, while the pair also worked together at Bolton Wanderers.

Bogdan in action for Hibernian (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

The duo clearly have a pretty good relationship going by a 2018 BBC article where Bogdan described Lennon as “one of the reasons” for his move to Scotland.

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Bogdan also played under Brendan Rodgers during his time at Liverpool while he’s been capped 20 times for Hungary.

However, he doesn’t seem too likely to actually play at Celtic Park – as he has been an unused substitute in each of his side’s opening two games of the new season.

Wednesday date set for Ferencvaros clash

Meanwhile, Celtic have confirmed that the game against the Hungarians will take place next Wednesday at Celtic Park, at 7:45pm.

The game was either going to be on Tuesday or Wednesday but, given that we play late on Saturday at Tannadice, the extra day of rest is good news.

My colleague John McGinley did some digging into our upcoming opponents on the site last night, so be sure to give that a read if you want to get the lowdown ahead of Wednesday’s meeting.

The game is going to be much tougher than the one against KR Reykjavik. Ferencvaros have some decent European pedigree and beat CSKA Moscow away in the Europa League group stage last season.

Ferencvaros beat CSKA Moscow last season (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

However, if we fancy qualifying for the Champions League proper, we really must be beating the champions of Hungary at Celtic Park.

Nothing else is really acceptable.

In other news, Leigh Griffiths found himself on the front page of the BBC Sport Scotland website again on Thursday, due to it being his birthday.


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