Saturday 25 January 2020

Lennon hails 'relentless' Bhoys before Cup final clash

Celtic's Scott Brown celebrates with team mates. Photo: Kenny Smith/PA Wire
Celtic's Scott Brown celebrates with team mates. Photo: Kenny Smith/PA Wire

Neil Lennon believes he will take a relentless Celtic side into the Betfred Cup final against Rangers at Hampden Park tomorrow.

The Hoops have won the last nine trophies in Scotland and go into the keenly-awaited match on the back of 11 straight wins in all competitions.

The most recent victory was a dramatic 2-1 home win over Hamilton on Wednesday night when skipper Scott Brown (inset) scored an injury-time winner.

The Light Blues, meanwhile, let a two-goal lead slip to draw 2-2 with Aberdeen at Pittodrie on the same night, leaving them trailing by two points at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

Lennon, in his second spell as Hoops boss, praised the attributes of his current side.

"There's a relentlessness about them," said Lennon, who believes there is a "very good chance" that French striker Odsonne Edouard will be fit after missing the last two weeks with a niggle.

"They refuse to lose, they don't know when they're beaten so it's going to take a big performance some day, hopefully not Sunday, to end this run of trophies.

"We're motoring on. The core group that have been here for the last three or four years have won these nine trophies.

"There are a few new guys playing in their first final but the experienced boys will prepare them for that, as will the coaching staff.

"It would be a great fillip to win it. We're on brilliant form."

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