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Lennon's Celtic braced for 'raw' Kazakh clash

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon is expecting a "raw, roll the sleeves up and dig in" encounter against Kazakhstan champions Shakhter Karagandy in the first leg of their crucial Champions League play off in Astana on Tuesday. 

Celtic's Manager Neil Lennon, pictured on March 5, 2013, says he knows the encounter with Khazakhstan's Shakhter Karagandy will be tough in their crucial Champions League play-off

The Hoops have made the 3,000 mile trip to central Asia to take on a side that have the lowest co-efficient that they could have been drawn against in this round with a place in the lucrative group stage of Europe's elite competition at stake.

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