Celtic boss Neil Lennon doesn’t seem concerned by the Hoops’ extremely busy schedule this season, in fact, he is embracing it, Sky Sports reports.
Celtic are in the middle of a run of games which will see the team play league fixtures, a Betfred Cup semi-final and at least one European tie – and hopefully some Europa League group stage fixtures – between now and the end of October.
Lennon isn’t phased about this though. In fact, he is relishing it, especially after Celtic’s stop-start beginning to the season.
“I think it’s welcome”
“We’ve got a heavy sort of schedule of games, I think it’s welcome, because the season has been a little bit stop-start for us” the Celtic boss said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“Now we are getting into a run of games that we are looking forward to, and the players are looking forward to. It’s not an issue, we’ve got good depth in the squad”
Celtic are in a good run of form at the moment, the team has won its last four league games. That has propelled the Hoops up the table, and a two goal win over Livingston on Saturday will take Celtic top of the league. Therefore, it is no wonder that Lennon is looking forward to the busy schedule ahead.
Responded well to awkward start to season
Celtic have responded well to the awkward nature of the season. That awkwardness was due down to two league games being postponed due to Boli Bolingoli’s trip to Spain.
If that affected the squad in any way then that issue has been overcome. Celtic seem determined to get back on their season back on track.
Lennon mentioning the squad is intriguing, as it is certainly big enough that it can be rotated for certain fixtures. That was shown to an extent in the recent win over St Mirren. Don’t be surprised to see it happen again in the weeks and months to come.
Celtic should be looking forward to every game at the moment due the form that the team is currently showing. It is a good sign for the weeks and months ahead that Lennon has embraced this daunting schedule.