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Celtic Go After Six On The Spin
Celtic go after six on the spin in their bid for nine in a row.

Celtic go after six on the spin in their bid for nine in a row.

The Scottish champions are in buoyant mood after claiming a 100 per cent record in the Premiership and a fine result against Rennes in the Europa League.

Today Celtic take on Kilmarnock who are in fine form themselves having not lost in the last four games.

Angelo Alessio – under huge pressure after the European humiliation to Connah’s Quay – is now starting to get his message across and will be desperate to claim a scalp at Celtic Park.

But Neil Lennon will be in no mood for anything less than another three points as he attempts to stay ahead of Rangers in the title race.

He will send out a strong side and Olivier Ntcham could get the nod. Greg Taylor, meanwhile, is likely to debut with Boli Bolingoli injured.

It promises to be an intriguing clash and we’ll have all the latest team news and build-up ahead of the 1pm kick-off.

Kilmarnock boss Angelo Alessio could hand debuts to a host of new signings at Parkhead

Harvey St Clair, Stephen Hendrie and Jan Koprivec were all named on the bench for last weekend’s victory over Hibernian but didn’ get any game time.

Defender Ross Millen could return to the reckoning after missing out last time.

Leigh Griffiths should be back in contention for Celtic after missing out against Rennes with a dead leg in midweek.

Neil Lennon was hopeful the precautionary decision to leave out the striker would enable him to take his place against Killie today.

Defender Boli Bolingoli is almost certainly out after picking up a groin strain against the French side as Mikey Johnston (groin), Jozo Simunovic (knee) and Nir Bitton (hamstring), Daniel Arzani (knee) and Scott Bain (thumb) are still missing while Marian Shved (ankle) and Luca Connell (thigh) are also out with minor problems.

For a man renowned for fits of rage where his face normally goes the same colour as his hair, Neil Lennon has cut a remarkably calm figure in the Celtic dug out since his return.

He’s more experienced and wise these days, refusing to lose his cool in a second stint as Parkhead boss.

Of course, there’s still fire in his belly and Lennon is adamant that the old temper is still there.

But he’s made a concerted effort to tame the rage.

Posted by voc1967 on Sunday 22 September 2019 - 10:24:18 | Comments (0)  |  printer friendly
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