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Friday 15 December 2017

Celts cannot be complacent - Lennon

NEIL LENNON has warned his table toppers that no prizes are handed out in February.

Since beating Rangers 1-0 on December 28 to go top of the SPL, some Hoops fans have been in party mode with their favourites extending their domestic winning run to 15 matches.

The final week of the transfer window saw Celtic snatch striker Pawel Brozek on loan from Turkish giants Trabzonspor as Rangers shipped out hitman Nikica Jelavic.

At the weekend, Celtic reached the last eight of the Scottish Cup while Rangers crashed out 2-0 at home to Dundee United.

But there will be no welcome mat for Celtic tonight away to Hearts, with the Hoops losing 2-0 at Tynecastle earlier this season and being reduced to 10 men on their last three visits to the stadium.

Dangers

But Lennon's side has been briefed about the dangers of thinking they've already achieved this season.

"We are only a point ahead with a game in hand. And that can change very quickly," warned Lennon.

"A lot of outsiders will want us to fall. That is the challenge which lies ahead."

Looking to tonight's match Lennon added: "We have a chance to extend our lead at the top of the table and just try to put pressure on everybody else."

HEARTS v CELTIC, SKY SPORTS 1, ko 7.45

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