Celtic manager Neil Lennon wants to make good use of the “power and noise” of fans of the club to assist drive his side to triumph over arch-rivals Rangers in weekend’s Old Firm tie.
The manager has called on the host supporters to provide the stage for a Celtic win that would see his team move 13 points ahead of their opponent on Sunday at the summit of the Premiership with just seven matches left.
The Northern Irish tactician will take charge of the Hoops for his first match versus the Gers since coming back as interim manager a month ago, after the sudden exit of former Liverpool tactician Brendan Rodgers’ to former Premier League champions Leicester City.
The Scottish Premiership champions remain unbeaten at their ground on the domestic scene this current campaign with 14 victories and a single draw in the Premiership, and remain very much on course for a triple treble on the domestic scene and an eighth-successive premiership title.
The Celtic manager is hoping their home ground will make a huge difference once again as Celtic Park has always been a fortress.
Lennon stressed Celtics record in recent seasons has been good and the teams home record over the past couple of seasons on the domestic front has been brilliant.
The manager said he wants the visitors – Rangers, to feel the power and noise Celtic fans generate at celtic Park. Not only from the ‘gladiators’ but from the fans also.
The head coach feels his players will be looking forward to make necessary corrections for the disappointing 1-0 loss at Ibrox by Rangers in December – the clubs last defeat on the domestic scene.
The manager says he’s sure that loss in December will be lingering at the back of the players minds, as all losses do.
Celtic players will be motivated by the fact that a win will only draw them closer and closer to the league title.