Celtic will discover their fate for their first two qualification rounds next week as they look to make it three out three for the Champions League group stages.

What you would have to say is that everything possible is done to facilitate Celtic getting back into that environment; the summer will be spent not at the other side of the world but close to home as Brendan Rodgers gears up for games that underpin the entirety of the season.

The camp in Austria is ideal preparation because it means there is no reason for length travel, jetlag and anything else that derails the players as they build up to some of the most important games of the season.

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In times gone by there was a tendency to accept the invitations to the relatively lucrative tournaments in North America but there has been a sensible decision made to protect the squad as much as possible.

While there is a few quid to be made by taking those offers up, it pales in comparison when held up to the riches that the Champions League offers – on and off the park.