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Close but not close enough
Published : 26 Apr 2010 06:54:57
Another game won in the league which augers well for Neil Lennon's chances of getting the managers job on a permanenty basis. After Celtic did their bit to make sure Rangers had to win the SPL title yesterday at Easter Road, interim manager Neil Lennon was full of praise for his side. He said: "I thought the referee should have stamped down on things much earlier, for me there was only one team who tried to win the game. I thought they were crude in some of their challenges at times but I have to give credit to my boys they stood up to it and Brown looked as if he enjoyed it. Some of the football was magnificent. I thought we were different class and good value for the money. Brown was awesome and NGuemo was fantastic." While the season's efforts were not good enough to win the league, signs are showing that the side is playing better under Lennon. Sunday was the fifth SPL game in succession that the Hoops have won. The only downside for Lennon was defenders Thomas Rogne and Glenn Loovens both having to go off with a recurrence of their hamstring injuries. It was the first time that either had been stripped for action since February and Celtic finished the game with a central defensive partnership of Darren O'Dea and Mark Wilson. Lennon said: "It was a gamble playing both of them and we will need to see how they are over the next few days. But O'Dea and Wilson were magnificent. We have a squad which are playing for each other which is great."