Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley expects Liam Scales to be available for both legs of their European clash with Albanian side Teuta Dorres, despite interest in the defender from Celtic and the Premier League.

"There have been bids put down," Bradley told reporters on Wednesday. "Liam is fully focused on tomorrow and going forward until (Director of Football) Stephen McPhail and the board tell me otherwise that's the way it will be.

"The interest in Liam has been there for the last year. We've had a number of managers ring Stephen and myself regarding Liam and they've watched him on a weekly basis. That has been there as well as Celtic and others. There is a lot of interest."

Bradley admitted that the Europa Conference League qualification tie against Teuta - the first leg of which takes place in Tallaght on Thursday night - will be a difficult one, as they're a "very dangerous team going forward".

He said: "We've watched a lot of their games; the players have seen a lot of them now and we know that they're dangerous.

"They have some really good technical players in the attacking part of the pitch. A lot of movement, a lot of rotations and some high-quality players. So, we know a lot about them, we know it's going to be difficult tie but it's one we're really looking forward to and we're ready for."

However, Bradley said that his opponents will be similar in approach to what his side have faced in recent years in Europe.

Rovers come into the tie on a high after moving clear atop the SSE Airtricity Premier Division following a comprehensive 3-1 win over title rivals St Patrick's Athletic last Friday.

"The players are playing with a lot of confidence, and we'll obviously look to take that into Thursday night," the manager said.

"Again, we understand at this level of Europe it's a very difficult game, that's what we expect but we couldn't be facing into it at a better time. We're in really good form and it's a game that we're really looking forward to. It excites us, and we've got to try and make Thursday another special European night in Tallaght."

All 1,500 tickets available for the match have been sold. It kicks off at 8pm at Tallaght Stadium.