'Wonderful', 'Appreciated'; Neil Lennon comments on fan gathering at Celtic Park

By John McGinley

December 13, 2020

Neil Lennon has described the feeling of fans cheering the Celtic team today at Celtic Park as ‘wonderful’ and ‘appreciated’, The Scotsman reports.

The Celtic Trust organised a ‘back the team, sack the board’ protest at the stadium this afternoon, gathering hundreds of fans in the hours leading up to kick-off.

The well-attended event ensured a point was made to the Celtic board about the direction of the club and recent communications with supporters.

However, they were also there to cheer on the Bhoys as the team bus pulled into Paradise, creating a spine-tingling moment and videos that were shared far and wide on social media.

After stating he appreciated that backing, Lennon told The Scotsman after today’s 2-0 win over Kilmarnock: “We just want unity.

“We understand the fans’ frustrations. We’re out of the League Cup. And we’re out of Europe, so now we concentrate on the league.

“So it’s important that the fans get behind us, but we have to replicate that with performances and results. So it has been a good day but that’s all it has been so far.

“It won’t placate all of the fans, because of that position we are in, so we have to work at it and make it better.”

The manager is spot on with what he says here; this Celtic team still have a lot to prove to win the faith of supporters again.

They now need to go on an extended winning run and, somehow, get a result at Ibrox against an in-form Steven Gerrard side.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

If Celtic find themselves at the bottom of a towering chasm right now, they’ve only just started to put on their climbing gear.

We need much, much more of what we’ve witnessed this week, then we can start talking about placating the support.

In other news, Ismaila Soro continues to show promising signs of progress in the Celtic team.