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​Celtic will not settle for a third-place battle - Davies

Celtic will not settle for a third-place finish after having drawn Bayern Munich and PSG in Group B of the Champions League group stage.

Anderlecht are also included in the group, but Bhoys assistant Chris Davies insists the group stages will not simply be a competition for third-place between Celtic and the Belgians.

He said: "We are happy with that. We have two massive challenges there in Bayern and PSG and but obviously Anderlecht are the team that we can look to exploit as well.

"I don't think the seedings are too far off. Anderlecht are in pot three and they would look at us in the same way.

"But what I will say is that with what we can deliver, especially at home and with the way the managers prepares the team, we will certainly go into games confident that we can get results.

"We are certainly not there in any way shape or form to resign ourselves to fighting for third place.

"That's not what you do at a club like this and it is just not how Brendan works.

"He will have the players working and believing that we can get results and we will see what happens.

"I am confident that we can be in Europe after Christmas, obviously the ultimate dream for us can we qualify into the last-16 but being in Europe after Christmas would be a fantastic achievement for us and I am certainly confident we can do that."

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