European Tour golfer Stephen Gallacher has backed Neil Lennon, despite what he calls “a blip” against Copenhagen on Thursday.

Lennon’s men were dumped out of the Europa League in cruel fashion as two late goals from the Danes capped off a miserable night at Celtic Park.

We’ll now be consigned to domestic matters only until the end of the season, but big Hoops fan Gallacher doesn’t think that’s a bad thing.

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“We’ve had a blip,” he told the Scotsman from the Oman Open.

Gallacher reckons Copenhagen defeat is "a blip"

Gallacher reckons Copenhagen defeat is “a blip” (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“The team is flying. Neil Lennon is doing a great job, so we are just going to focus on the league and cup now.”

Last night’s heartache doesn’t seem to have upset Gallacher too much in Oman.

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At the time of writing he has a share of the lead in the European Tour event, at nine under par. We wish him all the very best over the weekend.

Gallacher is enjoying life in Oman

Gallacher is enjoying life in Oman (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Gallacher is right to back the Celtic boss

His comments on Neil Lennon are pretty spot on too.

Every fan will have their own opinion, and they are entitled to it. But to rubbish all of Lennon’s recent achievements just because of one bad result seems a bit over the top.

 

Last night was a huge disappointment. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. But we’ve still had a really positive season so far.

We’re a whopping 12 points clear at the top of the Premiership with just a handful of games to play.

Neil Lennon has done a good job this season

Neil Lennon has done a good job this season (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

We’re also three games away from another Scottish Cup, while the Betfred Cup is already in the bag.

The Copenhagen loss will linger in the minds of our fanbase for a long time.

It hurts more because of the immense opportunity that was on offer in the competition this season.

But if we’re celebrating another treble in May, it won’t seem quite as important. As hard as that may be to stomach right now.

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