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‘HUGE MOTIVATION FOR PLAYERS,’ LENNY

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NEIL LENNON insists everyone at Celtic is well aware of how crucially important the new season is to the club’s history.

The champions are on the verge of a record-breaking TENTH successive league title and the Hoops boss is confident his players and backroom staff will stand up to be counted.

And, once the Scottish Cup restarts with the holders due to face Aberdeen in the postponed semi-final, the title kings could lift a phenomenal quadruple treble.

Lennon, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “A lot of people say that players shouldn’t need motivation and that is, to a certain extent, true.

“Players have their own self-motivation, but from a club point of view, from the supporters’ point of view and certainly from the group of players, they’re going for something that’s never been done before and I think that’s a huge incentive for them in terms of winning the league.

“We have to focus them and try not to get too ahead of ourselves. Obviously, we’ll take each game as it comes, but it’s a huge motivation for the players this year – and any new ones coming in – it will be embedded into them very, very quickly what’s required.”

Meanwhile, Lennon is set to unveil a new member of his coaching staff with Gavin Strachan – son of ex-boss Gordon – expected to be unveiled in the next 48 hours, as CQN reported.

The current Peterborough assistant manager to Darren Ferguson will replace Damien Duff, who departed to take up a position in Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland set-up.

 
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