ANGE POSTECOGLOU has dismissed concerns about the extreme weather facing his Celtic players in Bodo tonight, despite Glimt manager Kjetil Knutsen warning that they will face the worst conditions they have ever experienced in the Arctic Circle.

There will be sub-zero temperatures at kick-off in the Aspmyra Stadium for their UEFA Conference League tie, with a windchill of -13 degrees Celsius and snow is also forecast.

Knutsen feels that may give his side an advantage over their opponents, with Celtic deciding not to train in Bodo prior to the game, but Postecoglou doesn’t believe that will be a factor in the outcome.

“Nah mate, we’ll be alright,” Postecoglou said. “I think people get a little bit carried away with this type of stuff.

“Trust me, I was involved with the national team mate and we went from playing in zero degrees to 45 degrees humidity in the middle east in 24 hours, so I know all about it.

"There are no easy solutions. Us flying there and having a session on their pitch is going to make absolutely zero difference.

"Us being here [in Glasgow], getting a good training session with the boys, getting them prepared for a difficult game [on Thursday night], is much more important to me.

“From our perspective, we’ll make sure our players are ready to perform. It’s not about anything that extreme, we don’t have to go to altitude or anything. It’s just conditions we need to deal with, and we will.

“It’s always a challenge with different conditions and with the pitch being artificial, all those things come into it.

“Like everything else it’s stuff we need to deal with, and at the end of the day it’s all about how we perform and make sure that we don’t allow any other factors to stop us from playing the type of football we want to play.”

Knutsen says though that it will be the most extreme weather that the Celtic players will have experienced during a match.

“Yeah, ever,” he said.

“For us its normal. It is winter in Bodo, so for us it is normal.

“But to play football in Bodo in February that is special for many teams and players.

“I have to say something about the weather. It’s snow, it’s cold and windy.

“The weather will be awful.”