Neil Lennon admits that Celtic must improve on their set pieces

By John Reid

April 7, 2019

Neil Lennon wasn’t particularly happy following Celtic’s 0-0 draw with Livingston. The Hoops created a few chances in the first-half, but the second-half was a non-event.

Lennon in particular wants to see the Hoops improve on their set-pieces.

“We overplay”

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“I’m frustrated. We had quality chances but we overplay at times. Our set-play delivery needs to be better as well” he admitted to the official Celtic Twitter account.

The Hoops have now had two goalless draws at home since Lennon took over as interim boss. Perhaps significantly, the first of these draws was against Aberdeen.

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Celtic take on Aberdeen in next Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final with the domestic treble on the line.

If Derek McInnes had any scouts watching the game, he will be pleased with what they report back to him. James Forrest aside, the Hoops were lacking in quality and urgency for large spells.

Knows how to frustrate Celtic

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McInnes already has an idea about how to frustrate Celtic following the recent 0-0 draw between the sides.

Between now and next Sunday, Lennon and the players will have to work on making sure lightning doesn’t strike twice.

It also sounds like the Hoops will be working on set-pieces next week. It was a shock if there isn’t a marked improvement on them from recent games.

Lennon sounds like he knows what to do. It is up to him and the players to make sure there are no more 0-0 draws between now and the end of the season.