Will try to cap­i­talise if hosts lose cool again

The Scotsman - - WEEKEND SPORT -

Celtic play­ers, who clinched t h e i r e i g h t h s u c c e s s i v e Ladbrokes Premier­ship ti­tle last week with a 3- 0 win at Aberdeen, have had t heir usual pre - Old Firm match visit from the po­lice but in­sists there is noth­ing to con­cern him.

The for­mer Celtic skip­per and man­ager said: “The nor­mal rules will ap­ply. My play­ers’ con­duct has been im­pec­ca­ble.

“I have no i ssue with t he po­lice com­ing in and rou­tinely telling them what is re­quired. I have ev­ery con­fi­dence in the dis­ci­pline of the team.”

Celtic go into the game nine points ahead of their bit­ter ri­vals, who won 1- 0 when the teams met at Ibrox at the end of last year.

How­ever, Len­non, whose side still have the chance to scoop an un­prece­dented triple tre­ble this sea­son, does not be­lieve the out­come will have any rel­e­vance to next sea­son’s ti­tle battle.

Len­non, put in charge un­til the end of the sea­son in Fe­bru­ary af­ter Bren­dan Rodgers left sud­denly for Le­ices­ter, said: “If we lose on Sun­day it won’t have any bear­ing on the cham­pi­onship next sea­son at all and if we win it won’t have any bear­ing.

“It is two big teams go­ing at it with pride and for three points more than any­thing else.

“There is no tro­phy at stake but it is the next Celtic ver­sus Rangers episode and it is the most im­por­tant one be­cause it is the next one.”

More­los protests af­ter be­ing sent off at Park­head.

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