Some Celtic fans may have been intrigued to hear Neil Lennon mention the early nature of Sunday’s clash against Aberdeen a couple of times during his pre-match press conference.

The Hoops boss met press on Thursday to preview the league clash – as his side aim to extend their winning run in 2020 to nine matches.

Lennon’s men have been in breathtaking form in recent weeks. However, it’s clear that the Northern Irishman is taking nothing for granted at Pittodrie.


Neil Lennon on the Pittodrie turf

Neil Lennon on the Pittodrie turf (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Especially given the midday kick-off in the Granite City.

“It’s a dangerous game,” he told press, as shown on the club’s official YouTube video.

“We have to be at our best. It’s an early kick-off so we’ll get ourselves up there, get recovered and get ready.


“The early kicks-off there can be difficult. And we’ll have to see what the weather conditions are going to be like as well.”

Pittodrie in the sunshine

Pittodrie in the sunshine (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Recent history points towards a Celtic win

While Lennon’s comments on the weather are bang on the money, some may question whether Pittodrie is actually still a tough place for us to go.

We’ve won our last seven at the Dons, scoring 20 goals and conceding just four. (Fitba Stats)

Every other team in the league, bar Hamilton and St. Johnstone, have taken points off us on their own patch in that timeframe – suggesting that Pittodrie is actually one of the easier venues to visit.

Celtic players celebrate at Pittodrie

Celtic players celebrate at Pittodrie (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It was a 12:15 kick-off earlier this season when we travelled north and were 4-0 up at half-time. That kick-off time didn’t seem to slow us down too much.

The truth is, that despite the Dons sitting third in the league, not too many fans are worried about us not winning on Sunday.

Hopefully the players aren’t lulled into a false sense of security.

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