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Football: Lennon sets new targets for unbeaten Celtic

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has challenged his players to make history by smashing the club's own record points haul in the Scottish Premiership. The Hoops boss has watched proudly on as goalkeeper Fraser Forster first surpassed the club's clean sheet record before setting a new Scottish shut-out record in the 2-0 win on Saturday. The English 'keeper has now gone 13 consecutive matches and 1,215 minutes without conceding a goal as he closes in on Edwin van der Sar's British record.

Football: Don't let up Lennon tells players

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says he wants his players to be relentless in their pursuit of the Scottish Premiership title as his side opened up a 21 point lead at the top of the table following a comfortable 3-0 win over St Johnstone on Sunday. Irish striker Anthony Stokes scored a hat-trick in his 100th game for the Hoops as he helped the Glasgow giants to their 14th win in a row in the league.

Football: Lennon pride at record-breaking Celtic

Celtic manager Neil Lennon said he was immensely proud after his side set a new club record of 11 consecutive clean sheets in the league following Sunday's 1-0 win over St Mirren. The Hoops won their 13th league match in a row as Fraser Forster kept his 11th clean sheet in a row to break the record first set by Charlie Shaw in 1913/14 before being equalled in 1922.

Football: Abuse is unacceptable, says Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon said the abuse he suffered at Saturday's League Cup semi-final at Tynecastle as "disappointing" and "unacceptable". The Hoops boss was speaking just a day after he and coach Gary Parker had been forced to leave the Scottish League Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and St Johnstone early after suffering a torrent of abuse. Lennon was spat at, had coins thrown at him and was the subject of verbal abuse while sitting as a spectator in the main stand watching the Dons, who Celtic take on in the Scottish Cup next weekend.

Football: Abuse is unacceptable, says Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon described the abuse he suffered at Saturday's League Cup semi-final at Tynecastle as "disappointing" and "unacceptable". The Hoops boss was speaking just a day after he and coach Gary Parker had been forced to leave the Scottish League Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and St Johnstone early after suffering a torrent of abuse. Lennon was spat at, had coins thrown at him and was the subject of verbal abuse while sitting as a spectator in the main stand watching the Dons, who Celtic take on in the Scottish Cup next weekend.

Football: Lennon looks to add striker to help goalshy forwards

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says he still expects to do some business before the January transfer window closes on Friday. The Hoops have so far only added Norwegian midfielder Stefan Johansen to their squad as they move remorselessly towards their third league title in a row. Midfielder Kris Commons is top scorer for the Glasgow giants this season and Lennon is desperate to add a striker to help out his goal-shy strikers.

Football: Lennon saves Celtic praise for Forster

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster earned the praise of his team-mates and manager after keeping his ninth clean sheet in a row in a 4-0 win over Hibernian. When Kris Commons scored the opener in the eighth minute a heavy defeat looked inevitable for Hibs, who have now lost three in a row. However, the Easter Road club fought back well and only a string of magnificent saves from Forster to deny Abdellah Zoubir and Sam Stanton kept Celtic in front before late goals from Virgil van Dijk, Teemu Pukki and Commons again, sealed the win.

Football: Celtic not getting credit due

Neil Lennon says Celtic are not getting the credit they deserve after his side recorded their seventh straight victory in the Scottish Premiership following a 1-0 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle. The Hoops have dropped just six points in their opening 18 fixtures and have reached the New Year undefeated in the Scottish Premiership for only the fifth time in the club's history. The Glasgow giants are firmly on course to retain their title and have already amassed an 11 point lead at the top of the table at the half-way stage.

Football: Lennon hails Celtic's marathon men

Celtic manager Neil Lennon praised the strength of his players, some of whom have featured in 35 games already, after they extended their unbeaten start to the Scottish Premiership season to 17 games. Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk got the only goal of the game in the fifth minute with a superb finish following a mazy run which started just inside his own half as the Hoops secured a 1-0 win over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

Football: Lennon fears Celtic duo set for exit

Celtic manager Neil Lennon on Friday revealed Joe Ledley and Georgios Samaras are likely to leave the Scottish champions when their contracts expire at the end of the season. Lennon has been unable to persuade the duo to sign new deals and he fears they are willing to run down their contracts to guarantee they can hit the free agent market. Ahead of the Scottish Premiership clash with Hearts at Parkhead on Saturday, Lennon was asked if he felt he was more likely to lose Wales midfielder Ledley and Greece forward Samaras than keep them.
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