Celtic face Hamilton Accies at the FOYS Stadium this afternoon as they look to build up a run of wins going into the January 2 clash against Rangers. The Scottish Champions are currently 16 points behind Rangers and will be playing behind Rangers, who host Hibs today, meaning they could be 19 points behind by the time the game kicks off in Hamilton.
However, Neil Lennon told SunSport that he wasn’t thinking about the Glasgow Derby match against Steven Gerrard’s side. The Irishman insisted that Hamilton Accies are his only concern as he looks for the win against a depleted Accies side.
“We are 16 points behind and we have a lot of work to do.
“There is no point thinking about Dundee United on Wednesday or Rangers in the New Year.
“The focus is on Hamilton. Let’s get the win and then see what happens after that.”
Celtic host Dundee United on Wednesday before the trip across the city to face Rangers. If Celtic were to come out of the three games with maximum points, it would make the league table look a lot more favourably towards a tenth consecutive league title for Neil Lennon’s men. Rangers are yet to lose in the league this season and have looked defensively sound so Celtic will need to be at their best if they want to put down a marker and win on the first clash of the New Year.
Hamilton are missing ten first team players through a mixture of injuries and COVID-19 results; however, the astro turf surface can often make for difficult games regardless of who lines up for the opposition.