Neil Lennon’s Celtic are back in Scottish Premiership action at Parkhead on Sunday.
Celtic legend and Glasgow Evening Times columnist Davie Hay has claimed that Neil Lennon is not likely to make more than a “few tweaks” when the Hoops return to Scottish Premiership action at Parkhead this weekend.
The Bhoys are going into Sunday’s home game with Motherwell on the back of a superb 2-1 win at Lazio in the Europa League, which sealed their progress to the last 32 of the competition.
Given how many games Celtic have played this season so far – this weekend will be their 27th of their campaign – it would be understandable were Lennon to make changes and rest some of his first-team stars, even against a strong opponent such as Well, currently third in the table.
However, Hay believes that few, if any, of the Hoops players will want to drop out of the squad even if hypothetically asked by Lennon if they wanted a break, not to mention the manager himself having previously said he would not want to make changes with the team on a high so as to not lose momentum.
“Motherwell are flying high at the moment and will be a dangerous opponent,” Hay wrote in the Glasgow Evening TImes. “They showed enough in their recent visit to Ibrox to suggest that facing the Old Firm away doesn’t faze them, and they are third in the league for a reason.
“I fancy there may be a few tweaks to the Celtic line-up, with Jeremie Frimpong perhaps and maybe Tom Rogic coming back in, but this is a vital game for the club, and I expect Neil Lennon will give the fixture the respect it deserves by fielding a really strong team.”