Celtic manger Neil Lennon has told his players there’s still work to be done in Glasgow to secure their place in the Champions League group stages despite a 2-0 away win against Helsingborg.
Goals from Kris Commons and Georgios Samaras gave the Hoops two precious away goals with Fraser Forster making several fine saves to keep the hosts at bay.
The Hoops got off to a dream start when Commons volleyed in Samaras’ cross from the left and the Greek international went from provider to goalscorer with 15 minutes remaining.
However Lennon urged a note of caution to his players ahead of next Wednesday’s return leg.
He said: "There is still a lot to play for in the tie as far as I am concerned.
"There was enough there to worry me as Helsingborg were very impressive.
"It could have been three or four (goals for Celtic) but that might have put a flattering scoreline on it considering we had to weather a lot of pressure in the first half.
"Obviously we got off to a dream start which isn't like us because normally we're a goal down after two or three minutes away in Europe.
"So it was a great start but we took our foot off the pedal a little bit and we had to rely on Fraser making a couple of great saves.
"We gathered ourselves at half-time and we were a lot better in the second half with James Forrest giving us a good out-ball on the right and I thought we restricted Helsingborg to shots from outside the box." With many players carrying knocks, Lennon will have to asses his squad before their weekend trip to Inverness Caldeonian Thistle.
He said: "Joe Ledley rapped his groin, Thomas Rogne is struggling with his ankle, Beram Kayal is feeling his ankle and Scott Brown had a touch of cramp towards the end.
"Kelvin (Wilson) has a touch of shin splints but he should be okay for the weekend. We will have Victor Wanyama back and Paddy McCourt will be fit.
"So we will have to see how Joe, Beram and Thomas are and also Kris Commons, who, ever since the Inter Milan game, has had a problem with his ankle and we will see how he is in the morning.
"These guys might have to shut down for a few days."