Superb Celtic record more than deserves to be highlighted

By John Reid

April 18, 2019

There is a recent trend in Celtic’s games which seems to have been unjustly overlooked. That is the team’s exceptional defensive record.

Since Neil Lennon took over from Brendan Rodgers, the Hoops have played eight games and in that time have conceded only two goals.

A record most teams would be proud of

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That is a record that any team would be proud of. The record is even better when you take into account that the likes of Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic have been missing from the team in recent weeks.

Credit for the record has to be given to the players, and to Neil Lennon. He has found a system of play which seems to suit the defenders at the club.

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The fact that Celtic have yet to concede a goal in the Scottish Cup this season is another accolade that should be celebrated.

Credit for winning one-off games

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In one off games anything can happen, and the defence deserves credit for keeping out Hibs and Aberdeen.

Unfortunately, it seems that some members of the Celtic defence will move on in the summer. The chances of either Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic being at the club next season are slim to none.

However, the likes of Scott Bain and Kristoffer Ajer will still be at the club. They are more than capable of taking their exceptional form from this season into next season.