Sunday 22 October 2017

Lennon aims to battle on

Jamie Holland

NEIL LENNON is determined to reward the Celtic board's support, but he admits he needs his players to repay the faith he has shown in them.

Lennon was frustrated by his team's lack of drive and urgency during their 0-0 draw against Hibernian at Celtic Park last Saturday as they fell 12 points behind SPL leaders Rangers.

Celtic have won only six of their last 16 games in all competitions and Lennon admits he has considered whether he is the right man to take Celtic forward,.

For the moment, however, he is determined to turn results around for the supporters as well as majority shareholder Dermot Desmond and chief executive Peter Lawwell.

"I get great support from both men, but if it comes to the point where I think it is irretrievable I will sit down and speak to them and see what they want to do," Lennon admitted. "I speak to Mr Desmond every week. He has shown a great faith in me and I want to repay that. But I've got to start getting results."

The Northern Irishman added: "I have shown a lot of faith in these players, and they keep letting me and my back-room staff down at the minute. I don't know if it really hurts them enough, or if they treat it with indifference."

Irish Independent

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