Lincoln Red Imps striker Lee Casciaro insists Gibraltan champions cannot be distracted by dream Celtic tie

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Lincoln Red Imps striker Lee Casciaro insists the Gibraltan outfit must try and put Celtic to the back of their mind as they get ready to face Flora Tallinn this evening.

The teams lock horns in Estonia in the first qualifying round of the Champions League and the winners of the two-legged tie will take on Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops.

However, Gibraltar international forward Casciaro insists part-time Lincoln cannot allow themselves to be distracted by the dream of setting up a clash with Celtic.

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The 34-year-old, who scored his country’s historic first ever competitive goal in the 6-1 Euro 2016 qualifying defeat to Scotland at Hampden last March, said: “We’re thinking about the game on Tuesday and then the return leg next week. Hopefully we we get a result in Estonia and finish the job back home.

“A match against Celtic is something all the players would be up for.

“But because we have this first round, we can’t really think about the Celtic match at the moment.”

Casciaro, who works as a policeman in Gibraltar, added: “We have a good chance to get through.

“We’ve got enough quality. We watched footage of Flora but in videos you can only watch so much. What we do on the pitch is most important.

“We’ll hopefully give them a good game and get a result like we did last year when we got past the first round. Then we would play Celtic, that would be a great game for us.

“I think it will be a tight game for us but hopefully we can finish the job in Gibraltar. If we can score a goal in Estonia that would be fantastic for us.”

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