Football: MAC: GIVE US A BREAK; Jackie: Swede game is last thing we need before Gers and Barca clashes.Byline: MICHAEL BAILLIE
JACKIE McNamara says Scotland's friendly with Sweden tomorrow is a game he could well have done without.
The Easter Road Easter Road is the home ground of Scottish football club Hibernian. Located in the Leith area of Edinburgh, the stadium has a capacity of 17,500, making it the seventh largest stadium in Scotland and the largest stadium used primarily for football in Edinburgh. inter- national match has come at a bad time for Celtic - right before their crucial double header against Old Firm rivals Rangers in the SPL (1) (Systems Programming Language) The assembly language for the HP 3000 series. See assembly language for an SPL program example.
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But the Celtic captain can't help letting his mind drift to club matters as the Hoops face a trip to Ibrox just three days after the Scotland game.
Four days later the Parkhead men take on Barcelona in the Nou Camp in a Champions League game which could determine their European future this season.
McNamara admits focusing on the Scotland game will be extremely difficult with such massive club business just around the corner.
He said: "It's at the back of everyone's minds. It's a big week ahead and the inter- national is maybe a game that's not ideal at the moment.
"It's come at a difficult time, but we have to be professional and take things from the game."
Meanwhile, Darren Fletcher Darren Barr Fletcher (born 1 February 1984 in Dalkeith, Midlothian) is a Scottish football player currently playing for Premier League club Manchester United. Club career believes moving the game to Easter Road is a bonus. The Manchester United midfielder said: "We had a good result the last time we were there - against Trinidad.
"A full ground with the fans behind us gives us a great chance. The pitch is a little bit tighter and it might end up suiting us.
"I know a good result would give the whole nation a lift after the disappointment of the last couple of results."
Stevie Thompson, Paul Dickov, Gary Naysmith and Colin Cameron have all withdrawn from the squad while decisions on skipper Barry Ferguson and Andy Gray will be taken today.
CRUCIAL TIME: McNamara