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Scott Brown has admitted that ‘it’s not nice’ to see manager Neil Lennon come under such scrutiny from Celtic fans.

Lennon’s role as Hoops boss looks to be in serious jeopardy.

At the moment, it’s looking like Celtic’s Old Firm rivals Rangers are cruising to Premiership title glory.

The Bhoys, who are bidding to win 10 in a row, are 21 points behind Steven Gerrard’s side and although the Gers have played three games more, it takes a brave man to back Celtic to win their matches in hand.

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As a result, pressure is mounting on the club’s former midfielder for what’s been such a dismal and underwhelming defence of their title so far.

But Brown, a £4.4 million in 2007, believes that the Celtic manager deserves more respect from supporters due to his achievements and history with the club.

He told The Scottish Sun: “It’s not nice, especially with all the gaffer has done for the club. It’s only a month since we won the quadruple Treble and a lot of people seem to have forgotten about it.

“That’s just the way it is at a big club like this, everything gets forgotten pretty quickly. Don’t get me wrong, the results have not been great. But what’s been done over the last nine years has been fantastic for Celtic.”

Lennon’s side are back in Premiership action tonight with a trip to Livingston.

This is one of Celtic’s three games in hand and it goes without saying that victory is of paramount importance.

Anything less than that and pressure will only increase on Lennon.

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