CELTIC manager Neil Lennon says that his tactical plan for tonight's Europa League first-leg tie in Copenhagen hasn't been disrupted by the loss of Leigh Griffiths through injury.

The striker has started eight of Celtic's last nine games, but hasn't travelled to the Danish capital after picking up a minor hamstring injury in training.

When asked if the loss of the forward, who has struck up a formidable partnership with Odsonne Edouard in attack, has ripped up his game-plan, Lennon replied: “No it doesn’t.

"We have been very flexible, even ‘in-game’ on Sunday we were flexible with that as well. We will see how the game’s rolling.

"It’s not trying to be smart or clever or do something different, it’s just trying to find a way to win the game.

"Hatem (Elhamed), Greg (Taylor) and Griff aren’t here. Griff picked up a hamstring twinge today in training so we didn’t take the risk of asking him to travel. We hope he’ll be okay for the weekend.

“It is [a blow] with the form he’s been in. But we’re thinking it’s only a couple of days, the same with Greg, so we hope both of them will be alright for the weekend.

“I’ve a fair idea what the team’s going to be and how we’re going to play and how we’re going to start, and we’ll see where that takes us.”

Lennon is expecting a difficult tie this evening in the Telia Parken, but he has been buoyed by the way his men have handled difficult away assignments in Rennes and Rome in the group stage of the tournament.

“There has been calmness, good maturity, good control at times and I’m hoping for more of the same," he said. "We have to make sure we take a result back to Glasgow.

"It’s a difficult venue. Defensively they are really well set up and they are a difficult team to break down at times."