Blackburn Rovers and Norwich City heading to Paradise, Celtic confirm Austrian pre-season training camp

Celtic will be returning to Austria this summer for their 2022/23 pre-season training camp after the covid pandemic prevented this over the past two summers. Last season Celtic travelled to Wales but this time around as things return to normal it’s back to Austria for the hopefully soon to be confirmed Scottish Champions.

Celtic confirmed this afternoon that the squad will be returning to Austria for their pre-season preparations for the 2022/23 season with Ange Postecoglou’s men playing their first matches of next term on the continent this summer followed by games against English opposition at Celtic Park with Blackburn Rovers and Norwich City being confirmed for these matches at Paradise.

Celtic players form a huddle before the pre-season friendly match last summer at Celtic Park against Preston NE with a restricted capacity crowd. , Photo: Andrew Milligan

Celtic return to Austria after spending the 2019 pre-season there, when they also hopped over the border to Switzerland to play the club’s first ever VAR match in a friendly against St Gallen. Kieran Tierney was still at Celtic at this point, removing from his injury ahead of his imminent transfer to Arsenal for £25m, probably the bargain of the century.

On return from the Austrian trip in 2019, the Celts, of course, went on to complete the unprecedented Quadruple Treble.

The Celts will travel to Austria for the 10-day camp in the first week of July, playing a number of matches with further details to be announced.

On return from the training camp, the Hoops will then take on Blackburn Rovers at Celtic Park on Saturday, 16 July with a 12.30pm kick-off for the first game of the new term at Paradise.

Then, Norwich City will be the visitors with the Celts welcoming the Canaries for a 3pm kick-off at Celtic Park the following weekend on Saturday, 23 July – both games will be included on the 2022/23 Season Ticket.

Other ticket information will be provided shortly.

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