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Lennon excited to lift trophy

Neil Lennon will experience "no better feeling" as a manager than when he sees Celtic skipper Scott Brown lift the Scottish Premiership trophy following tomorrow's home game against Dundee United.

The Hoops clinched their third successive title at Partick Thistle in March, but have had to wait for the silverware until the last game of the campaign.

The Celtic boss, though, insists it will be worthwhile when the traditional podium celebrations take place in front of what will be a huge crowd at Parkhead.

"We have been a long time waiting on it, seven or eight games," Lennon said. "We didn't get the opportunity to celebrate it properly with our own supporters, but on Sunday we can.

"Obviously we have a game first and that will take centre stage. But there is no better feeling as a manager than seeing your captain lift the championship trophy.

"It is the third one in an row and I am really looking forward to it. I know our players will want to finish the season on a high and get 100 goals and we are only one away, which is brilliant.

"We have won five and drawn two since we won the championship and that is excellent, keeping our focus when we are so far ahead, which is a difficult thing to do.

"There is no pressure on Dundee United either and they play good football, so we are hoping it will be a good game of football. We will go as strong as we can."

Celtic have only lost to Aberdeen in the league so far this season, but it is the home Scottish Cup defeat to the Dons that irks the former Hoops skipper more.

"It (league defeat) doesn't blot what was a fantastic campaign," Lennon said.