On the face of it, things look to be going well for Celtic interim boss Neil Lennon. The Hoops’ 2-0 win over St Mirren on Wednesday night saw the club move one step closer to retaining the title.

He has won all but one of his six games in charge since taking over from Brendan Rodgers. But the nagging doubts still remain over his suitability for getting the job on a permanent basis.

Fall apart in second-half

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The win over St Mirren was relatively routine. But it was another game under Lennon where the Hoops seemed to fall apart in the second-half.

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Similar to the games against Rangers, Hearts and Dundee, the Hoops went from looking in control of a game to hanging on for a spell.

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If a similar thing happens in the Scottish Cup against Aberdeen, then Celtic’s dreams of a domestic treble will come to an end.

Can play good football

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The thing is, on their day Celtic are capable of playing good football. The second-half against Hibernian and the first hour against Rangers are examples of that.

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But there seems to be a huge lull in almost every game at the moment. That didn’t happen that often under Brendan Rodgers.

Perhaps the players are still coming to terms with Rodgers’ departure. It might have upset them far more than we know.

But Lennon must shake the players out of their lethargy. If he doesn’t, the doubts will continue about his suitability to be manager.

 

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