Friday 15 November 2019

Lennon: 'There will be no complacency'

Neil Lennon has warned the rest of the Scottish Premier League that his strongly-fancied Celtic side will not be victims of complacency as the new season kicks off today.

The Hoops are overwhelming favourites to retain their SPL title now that Rangers have been relaunched in the Third Division, and Hearts manager John McGlynn claimed that the only way Celtic could be threatened would be if the champions took it too easy.

Lennon, speaking ahead of today's SPL curtain-raiser against Aberdeen at Parkhead, said: "It might be a fair comment, but it is not going to happen. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and our standards that we have set over the last couple of years and we want to maintain that.

"Our aims are to retain the title and get through to the next round in Europe and have a go at some of the top teams. There will be no complacency -- that's for sure."

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