Celtic’s training ground Lennoxtown won’t be used until Tuesday at the earliest, Neil Lennon confirmed to The Glasgow Times this weekend.
Scottish football has been suspended, with no return date set.
Reports this weekend suggest the entire league season could even be ended by the government (The Scottish Sun).
The ongoing concerns regarding public health continue and Celtic are just one of the national institutions having to figure out a way forward.
For Lennon, it’s a difficult scenario, having to manage a squad that could be sitting on the sidelines for a number of weeks or months, with competitive football potentially springing up at short notice.
He’s given some details on what happens next, revealing that his squad have been given the weekend off, with the current plan that they’ll return on Tuesday.
In the meantime, he’s set for high-level talks with Celtic tomorrow, on Monday.
As quoted by The Glasgow Times, he explained: “Where we are going to pick up and what do we do with the players in between? Do we go on a break? You can’t fly anywhere, take them anywhere. We have a lot to ponder on.
“We have given the players the weekend off, Monday too.
“We will have a meeting on Monday with the executive team and see what we can do from there. At the moment we are all in the dark.
“We are sort of institutionalised. It’s a way of life. It’s a very strange situation. The plan is to get them back in on Tuesday.”
For Celtic, the clear priority is the health and wellbeing of not just the players and coaching team, but also every staff member at Celtic Park that helps keep everything running behind the scenes.
It’s not just the players that need to function for the season to continue.
No doubt the club will keep fans updated about what’s on the horizon.
Everyone wants to see a resumption of the week-to-week action we all passionately follow, but in a trying time, we must support the expert advice that could keep Celtic dormant over the coming months.