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EX-RIVAL PRAISES CELTIC AND LENNY

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FORMER foe Kenny Miller has praised Celtic for their silverware achievements.

And the veteran striker, now at Partick Thistle, revealed he believes Neil Lennon is doing “a fantastic job” at the champions.

However, Miller, who had a stint at Parkhead and three spells at Ibrox, reckons everything could be quickly forgotten if the Hoops do not keep the remarkable sequence going in this campaign.

Lennon’s men have the opportunity to lift the first domestic trophy – and their TENTH in succession – when they face Steven Gerrard’s Govan outfit at Hampden on Sunday, December 8 in the Betfred League Cup Final.

Aberdeen (3-0 and 1-0) and Motherwell (2-0) have been beaten in the past three showdowns and the eight-in-a-row champions now have Miller’s old team in their sights.

The 39-year-old ex-Scotland international frontman, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “You would never think a team would win a treble treble.

“It has been an incredible run, but it’s up to Rangers and the rest of the teams to put a halt to it.

“All credit to the players and staff at Celtic. They’ve had that drive to keep going, but it will go a long way to being forgotten if they don’t win the league or Cups this season.

“It’s an Old Firm Cup Final and, apart from your own team, everyone wants to see the two best teams in the country going at it for the first bit of silverware of the season.

“It could go either way, but, 
regardless of the outcome for Rangers, it won’t detract from where they are because they’re in a good place, as are Celtic with Lenny doing a fantastic job.”

Miller added: “The Cup Final is a massive game for both sides with Celtic trying to continue their dominance and Rangers trying to end it against their arch-rivals, but also get their first silverware in eight years.

“There’s a lot on the line for both teams and someone will lose, but it shouldn’t detract from how good both teams have been this season.”

* Miller was speaking at a William Hill Scottish Cup event. The third round of the competition has been dedicated to Stonewalls Rainbow
Laces Campaign.

 

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