Neil Lennon urges Celtic to keep things simple


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Celtic boss Neil Lennon feels his side “overplay” on occasions and a more direct route to goal might bear fruit.

The Bhoys moved a step closer to retaining their Scottish Premiership title with a 2-0 victory over St Mirren on Wednesday night as Timothy Weah and Ryan Christie bagged the goals.

The one negative was Olivier Ntcham failing to convert from the spot but it was another professional display by a side destined to win an eighth straight Scottish top-flight crown.

Brendan Rodgers was in charge for the majority of the season before jumping ship to manage Leicester City ad Lennon is now back at Celtic Park to oversee proceedings.

He has a slightly different style to his predecessor’s possession-based football and admitted after the match that his charges need to keep things simpler at times.

“I think there are times where we overplay in games, and that’s not a massive criticism, but I just want to get us over the line,” he told the club’s official website.

The Hoops are now 13 points clear of Glasgow rivals Rangers in second while they are 21 points ahead of third-placed Kilmarnock. It has been another dominant season for Celtic and Lennon could only really find one fault with the performance.

“Tonight, we created a number of good chances, and if there’s any criticism at all, it’s that we didn’t win the game by a bigger margin, we were in total control,” he added.

Celtic’s next match is at home to Livingston on Saturday and the hosts are 1.20 to pick up all three points with Livingston on offer at 15.00.

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