NEIL LENNON hopes Celtic will prove to be raining champions at Livingston tomorrow.

The Hoops boss has never beaten the Lothian outfit as a manager – failing on three occasions – and admits the Parkhead side will get it tough as they prepare for another challenge against Gary Holt’s team.

On the last occasion at the Tony Macaroni Stadium, Brendan Rodgers watched his team fire blanks in a goalless draw.

Lennon’s men have scored in EVERY outing in this campaign and he recognises they will have to work hard to maintain that sequence.

The Irishman, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “It’s difficult on their surface to play free-flowing football at times.

“Hopefully, it will rain and that will take a bit of the dryness out of the pitch.”

Holt’s side have earned a reputation as being a bunch of hard men, but Lennon insisted he had no issues with his opponents’ tough approach.

He added: “I’ve never had an issue with them. A lot of teams in Scotland are physical, but I really don’t think Livingston fall into the category of being over-physical.

“They defend well and they are also dangerous at set-plays.

“We know what is ahead of us tomorrow.”

Livi took two points off the champions in November last year when Scotland’s title kings failed to make an impact against a team that fought like furies from start to finish.

And the Lothian outfit repeated the feat when they visited Glasgow in April.


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