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Hoops must recharge to secure SPL title: Lennon

NEIL LENNON wants his players to rediscover the freshness of their 27-match unbeaten run when they face St Johnstone on Sunday.

The Hoops have stumbled to defeat in their last two matches, the League Cup Final against Kilmarnock and an Old Firm reverse at Ibrox, but could finish the weekend as SPL champions.

If Rangers drop anything at third-placed Motherwell tomorrow, Celtic can clinch the title with a win over St Johnstone on Sunday.

Lennon hasn't had to seek trouble over the last week with two SFA enquires under way into his conduct but, despite those distractions, his focus is on getting his players over the finishing line and completing the season in style with the SPL and Scottish Cup double very much alive.


"Lets get back to winning ways," has been the message to the Hoops players from their gaffer this week. "They're not playing too badly, they need to get rid of the mental fatigue and bring a freshness to their football, play the way that they can and entertain the supporters.

"People on the outside are looking in for the slightest excuse at the team. To turn around a 15-point gap to an 18-point lead, you'd have to accuse the other team (Rangers) of bottling it, never mind Celtic.

"We have a young team who have made huge strides this season and are progressing very well. There's a little bit of mental fatigue there now, we recognise that and will do all we can to address it as quickly as possible."