Kenya midfield star Victor Wanyama will be in action on Tuesday night when his Scottish side Celtic FC clash Spartak Moscow in a UEFA Champions League match.
Wanyama, started the first round match against Benfica that ended in a barren and could make a start in tonight’s fixture.
Celtic coach Neil Lennon believes his team can take confidence from their recent away European results against the Russian side. A conspicuously poor record on the continent, regularly highlighted in the media, has been reversed in the last 12 months by the Hoops.
Commendable draws against Rennes and Udinese were earned in the Europa League last season, while impressive victories over HJK Helsinki and Helsingborgs were pivotal in the club´s successful passage to the group stages of the world´s premier club competition.
While the manager conceded that big-spending Spartak would be a significant step up from these previous tests, he was cautiously optimistic of leaving the Russian capital with some reward.
"Those questions aren’t asked as much now, but away from home in the Champions League is the toughest game you can get in football," the Hoops boss told the club’s official website. "We are aware our record is not so great – but records are there to be improved upon."
"We played well in Helsinki and Helsingborgs and it´s given us a lot to be encouraged about. It´s our first foray away in the Champions League group stages and we want to give a good account of ourselves and make the game as competitive as we can.”