Cork City to face Celtic or Rosenborg in Europa League

Odsonne Edouard is fit after picking up a knee injury in last week's win over Alashkert

Odsonne Edouard is fit after picking up a knee injury in last week's win over Alashkert

"It's always going to be a test. Defensively, they are very compact, well organised, they don't give you much space between the lines and they play with good width". I'll work with the players that's here, the players that we have, and then obviously what the club can do, they will do. He couldn't have done any more. "But he will be back soon".

Cork exited the Champions League after falling to Polish champions Legia Warsaw in the first qualifying round.

Brendan Rodgers' men will be faced with a tricky third qualifying round date with Greek outfit AEK Athens if they manage to progress beyond Rosenborg, with the Scottish champions focused on the task at hand ahead of what promises to be an exciting affair.

The Denmark worldwide refused to discuss the managerial upheaval which saw academy director Rini Coolen put in charge of the Norwegian club last week after Kare Ingebrigsten and his assistant Erik Hoftun were sacked following the narrow win over Valur of Iceland.

"We don't want to lose him, he's a very valuable player for us, but at some point if he doesn't sign his contract, then of course he'll go into his previous year and then naturally what happens there is he either goes onto another club or stays". These are professional players. You bring in players who fit the model of the club and you develop them and improve them and then probably eventually they move on'.

"They pick themselves up and prepare themselves, that's what they do. So we will be ready for the next game".

Australian World Cup midfielder Tom Rogic returns to action for tonight's clash but the loss of Dembele with a hamstring pull gives Rodgers another selection headache for the home and away games with the Norwegian champions.

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