Lennon ‘Wary’ Of Kilmarnock Threat

Neil Lennon told Sky Sports, this morning, that his Celtic team will be cautious of Kilmarnock as they return to domestic duty at Paradise on Sunday.

Celtic go into the match on the back off a decent result in Copenhagen, setting them up as favourites to progress in the second leg at home next week. On the flip side, Kilmarnock’s midweek exploits were less virtuous as the Ayrshire club were eliminated from the Scottish Cup after a dramatic replay resulted in a 4-3 defeat to Aberdeen.

Regardless of midweek results, both clubs go into the game in good league form. Lennon told Sky Sports: “It’s against difficult opponents who probably had a bitterly disappointing night in midweek but Alex has them playing pretty well. They scored goals in midweek and they obviously beat Rangers the week before. They are tough opposition and we will have to be very wary of them. We will have to see how our players are and we’ll get a good look at them on Saturday.”

The Bhoys could be without skipper, Scott Brown, after he was substituted in the Danish capital last night. Speaking about the injury, Lennon didn’t give too much away: “He might struggle but that’s just an initial reaction. He felt something in his calf when he stretched. It’s not like him to come off. He will be assessed and we’ll know more.”

It could be an interesting match up, but, being on home soil, Celtic will feel confident of avoiding any dent to their ten point lead at the top of the table.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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