NEIL LENNON has taken a sarcastic sideswipe at the Premiership scheduling that sees Celtic kick off in Dingwall at 7.30pm tomorrow night.
The bizarre timing against ex-Hoops defender John Hughes’ Ross County means the nine-in-a-row champions will not return to Glasgow until around 4am on Monday.
Scottish Government protocols have changed since the Parkhead men returned from their ill-fated five-day trip to the Middle East last month. Now a fleet of coaches is required on match day to ensure there is the required social distancing among the travelling party.
Lennon revealed: “We got tested on Friday and then we travel up on five or six buses to stay at a hotel, which will probably be opened just for us.
“We will be in our own area and then we will travel to the stadium in five buses. Then we will travel home on five buses.
“It’s brilliant having a game in Dingwall on a Sunday night at 7.30pm. That’s a new one.
“Your whole normal routines, what you’ve been used to over the years, are totally different, totally changed.
“And, obviously, there is that disconnect sometimes when you are travelling separately, four or five people on a massive 52-seater.”
Lennon, speaking to the Daily Record, added: “It is strange, but I’m not complaining about it, I’m happy that football’s going ahead.
“The players’ health and well-being has been really important, as well, and it has provided a lot of talking points and debate. And plenty of interest for the public who can’t be at the games.”
Celtic will be aiming for their sixth successive Premiership victory against the struggling Highlanders. Already this month they have earned wins over Kilmarnock (4-0), Motherwell (2-1), St Mirren (4-0), St Johnstone (2-1) and Aberdeen (1-0).
The action against County will be shown live by Sky Sports.