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Small stadium offers KR Reykjavik 'slight advantage' over Celtic

Gary Martin, the KR Reykjavik striker, is convinced that his club's inauspicious KR-voller Stadium will benefit them in the Champions League qualifying tie against Celtic.

The Scottish champions will visit Iceland on July 15, as Ronny Deila takes charge of a competitive match for the first time since replacing Neil Lennon as manager.

The Norwegian will make his bow amid modest surroundings, though, since KR's home ground can hold only 2800 supporters. "Our stadium isn't very big and I don't think the Celtic players will look forward to coming here," said Martin.

"It gives us a slight advantage. The stadium is just one side. They did have plans to build a big stadium in 2008 but the banking collapse over here destroyed those plans, so we are still here."

However, the Darlington-born striker did acknowledge that he was excited by the prospect of facing Celtic inside a packed Murrayfield on July 22. "To draw them is a dream come true," added Martin.

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