Neil Lennon has confirmed that he would accept if the footballing authorities and Government decided to suspend football. Lennon’s side sealed a Quadruple Treble with a win at Hampden in the re-arranged Scottish Cup Final. However, as the mutant strain threatens to impact on health in the UK, Lennon says that he would accept a decision to suspend elite sport in the country.
The news comes after ex-Celt Paul Lambert returned a positive test after an outbreak with League One side Ipswich Town. Speaking ahead of tonight’s game with Ross County, the manager told The Scottish Sun that given the severity of the current situation then he would understand if the game was put back into cold storage.
“I just think it depends on the area where you are living in.
“The south east seems to be really bad with the new mutation of the virus and London has been heavily hit again.
“In Scotland we do not seem to be too badly affected compared to other parts of the UK. But it is obviously a very serious situation that the UK finds itself in at the minute. If it means football shutting down then so be it.”
Hopefully the restrictions that have been put in place will protect football until the vaccination programme takes hold. The manager is being pragmatic in his approach and will obviously want the game to remain continuing safely.
Celtic have three games in hand over Rangers but sit sixteen points below their Ibrox rivals in the hunt for the Premiership trophy. The league is still very much to play for but there needs to be an upturn in Celtic’s performances and that can start tonight versus Ross County.