IF Moussa Dembele, Leigh Griffiths or any other Celtic forward is seeking inspiration in the Betfred Final on Sunday they only have to look towards Bobby Lennox.
The Lisbon Lion is the all-time Hoops highest scorer in the League Cup with a sensational haul of 63 goals.
Lennox – known as The Buzzbomb because of his electrifying pace – once scored five goals in a 10-0 annihilation of Hamilton Accies in a League Cup quarter-final success at Parkhead in September 1968.
Remarkably, Stevie Chalmers netted the other five that memorable evening.
Two years earlier, Lennox fired in the only goal of the Cup Final against Rangers in front of a crowd of 94,532 at Hampden.
Twelve months on from that win, he scored in the 5-3 triumph over Dundee on October 1967. Chalmers, with two, John Hughes and Willie Wallace got the others.
On April 5, 1969, Lennox thumped in a hat-trick as the Hoops hammered Hibs 6-2 in a rip-roaring silverware showpiece finale.
Wallace, Bertie Auld and Jim Craig joined in the goal spree.
Lennox, now 74, won five League Cup medals during his phenomenal trophy-laden career with the Parkhead side.
He also lifted 11 Championships – including the historic nine in a row under Jock Stein – eight Scottish Cups and, of course, the European Cup in 1967.
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