Celtic no.2 Mjallby disappointed with strikers after Norwich loss

Celtic assistant Johan Mjallby had a few words to say about the clubs attack following yet another pre-season match without a goal last night.

The Hoops were beaten 1-0 by Norwich City at Parkhead taking their off-season record to five matches with one win and just two goals scored.

Next week, Celtic meet Finnish club HJK Helsinki in the first leg of the Champions League third qualifying round and Mjallby hopes the strikers have found their scoring boots by then although he is remaining patient.

“We have to be more clinical in front of goal. It’s disappointing to lose because we had a lot of the ball and missed a lot of clear-cut chances,” he said.

“But we won’t read anything into the final result.

“You need to be clever at this time of the year and use your players sparingly.

“Next week we’ll need all of them to be fit and raring to go. Now we must keep them fresh.

“We’ll loosen up on the hard training and concentrate more on our tactical approach from now on.

“Helsinki are dangerous and in the middle of their season. We’re going to have to hit the ground running when we play them.”

 
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