NEIL LENNON has warned his Celtic players against an Ibrox backlash.
The champions were well up for the challenge in a packed house in Govan in their 2-0 win over Steven Gerrard’s side before the international break.
Lennon watched his side revel in the atmosphere as they triumphed with goals from Odsonne Edouard and Jonny Hayes to preserve their 100 per cent record after four games and move three points clear at the summit.
The situation will be different on Accies’ plastic pitch with a midday kick-off and the Hoops gaffer is aware of the threat of complacency.
HAND IT TO THE BHOYS…Neil Lennon is all smiles after the 2-0 Ibrox triumph.
KISS AND YELL…Lennon shows his emotion at the end.
The Irishman will finally get his full squad back together today at the Lennoxtown training HQ and will be hammering home the message that three points are a must – just as they were at the start of the month.
Lennon, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “There is no point in winning at Ibrox and then slipping up at Hamilton.
“I’ll have them for a couple of days and then we have an early kick-off – not that I’m complaining. I just have to hope they all come back fit and healthy.
“They will all come back in dribs and drabs, so again it’s important to keep in contact with what is going on with them.
“Going from Ibrox to Hamilton is where you are looking to guys like Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, James Forrest and Ryan Christie, the lads who have been here for a while and who know what it’s all about.
“But for the new ones this will be new challenge. Going to Hamilton is a different environment from the Rangers game, but you always have to win.”
Lennon will have to plan for the trip to Hamilton without winger Mikey Johnston who will not recover in time for the game.