Celtic boss Neil Lennon has given an insight into the mindset of his players ahead of the now postponed Glasgow derby, the Herald reports.

The Hoops were meant to be playing their bitter rivals at Ibrox on Sunday, but as everyone knows by now, all football in Britain is cancelled for the foreseeable future.

Speaking on Friday, after the cancellation was confirmed, Neil Lennon gave an insight into how his players felt ahead of the game.


“It’s just disappointing”

“It’s just disappointing, obviously, with the nature of the game coming up. We were primed and ready for that” Lennon said, as quoted by the Herald.

Celtic in action against Rangers

Celtic in action against Rangers / (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

It sounds like the Celtic players were well-up for the game, and a chance to gain revenge on the Ibrox side following the loss to them at Celtic Park in December.

Unfortunately, the chance to get revenge has been dashed, at least for the time being. Hopefully, by the time football resumes, the Celtic players will still be fired up and ready to go, particularly for the game against Rangers.

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May take time for players to get back to ‘normal’

It will be interesting to see how long it takes players to get back to ‘normal’ when they return to action. It is probably for the best not to expect the players to return to form right away, that seems to be a tad unrealistic.

Celtic captain Scott Brown with Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos

Celtic captain Scott Brown with Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, fans will probably still expect the Hoops to clinch the league and Scottish Cup, should they be played to completion, as Celtic still have the best squad in the country.

That will be a job for Neil Lennon to sort, to make sure that the players are up for the battle, and there is no doubt that he is more than capable of doing that.

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