Strachan explains Lennon and Kennedy role in Celtic vs Livingston build-up

By John McGinley

January 16, 2021

Gavin Strachan has been speaking about the preparation for today’s Celtic vs Livingston match.

With 14 first-team players on the sidelines self-isolating, as well as senior coaches Neil Lennon and John Kennedy, it’s been left up to Strachan to take Celtic training at Lennoxtown this week.

No doubt it’s been a difficult few days for the former Peterborough United assistant.

Asked about the situation today at Celtic Park, he gave a bit of insight into it all.

As you’d expect, both Lennon and Kennedy have been involved as much as possible.

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Strachan told BBC Radio Scotland (14:56): “It’s been a challenge. We’ve got a couple of bonuses coming back in terms of Nir Bitton and Scott Robertson being available again. That’s made things a little bit easier.

You can join in the discussion on today’s match in a dedicated Celtic vs Livingston thread on our forum.

“Still a challenge at the top end of the pitch but we’ve tried to work on a few things in training and hopefully it comes off today.”

Strachan continued: “Neil and John have been very proactive in terms of what they can do, in terms of the planning for training, the sessions we are doing and obviously the team selection.”

Tough for Celtic vs Livingston

As we head into half-time at Celtic Park, the Bhoys have struggled up against Livi today.

It’s clear to see our opponents are full of confidence after an eight-game winning run. They are playing with commitment and attacking threat.

Gavin Strachan ahead of Celtic vs Livingston / (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

David Martindale has this unit motoring and the only real surprise is we haven’t conceded.

Celtic have shown a bit of attacking threat too but at 0-0, this game is very much in the balance.

Hopefully, Strachan can push the team towards a much-needed league victory.

You can join in the discussion on today’s match in a dedicated Celtic vs Livingston thread on our forum.


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