CELTIC defender Greg Taylor insists there is no room for error ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash against Latvian side Riga - and revealed that Neil Lennon has left his players in no uncertain terms about how important European football is to the Parkhead club.

The Scottish champions were on the receiving end of a shock defeat when they crashed out of the Champions League qualifying rounds at the hands of Ferencvaros.

Taylor says he and his team-mates are determined to ensure that history does not repeat itself in Latvia tomorrow night, and added that Celtic will be taking their opponents seriously.

Speaking to the club's website, he said: "The gaffer’s stressed that it’s extremely important that we progress to the next round. We want European football this season.

"It was disappointing to go out of the Champions League qualification but we’re in the Europa League now and our aim is to qualify for the group stage.

"There’s never complacency within our squad. We’re fully focused on the next match at every time. At a club this size, it’s important to win every match and Thursday is no different.

"We know it’s going to be a tough game and it won’t be easy. The onus is on us to put on a performance and do what we need to do to get the win."

Tomorrow's game will be played behind closed doors once again and the return of supporters to stadia - in Scotland at least - looks a very distant prospect.

It would be understandable if some footballers struggled to adapt to the new conditions and motivate themselves, but Taylor reckons Celtic have two men in the dressing room that will ensure the players are up for the challenge no matter what: Neil Lennon and Scott Brown.

He continued: "Everyone misses the fans. You’ve probably seen from the results in the league that there hasn’t been any sort of home or away advantage. It’s certainly a leveller without fans.

"We’re lucky that we have Broony as the captain, he’s a great motivator. We all have our own self-motivation but with Broony and the gaffer, we have great motivators there. There’s no lack of motivation within our squad."