NEIL LENNON has been in the door over a week now and has been very hands-on with the players and everything at the club.

The manager has been on the training field with the players and even made the trip to watch the developmental side in action against Dundee on Tuesday.

The players seem to be responding to the Irishman after being abandoned by Brendan Rodgers for Leicester just over a week ago.

However, the Irishman has expressed his concern at the number of injuries the club is currently having to deal with.

“I’m a little bit concerned with the amount of injuries we have at the moment.” Neil told CelticTV.

“We’ve got eleven out and some really good players on the treatment table, the sooner we get them back, the better”

Asked why he believes Celtic have seen so many injured players at once, the interim boss put it down to more than one factor.

“It could be the volume of games the players have played over the last three or four seasons. Not only have they played in the Champions League but they’ve won every domestic trophy going so they’ve played in every domestic game possible.

“Add that with International duty, with tournaments at the end of seasons, friendlies and qualifiers. Eventually, that takes its toll on the players.

“There’s also a bit of bad luck involved”

This has been an ongoing problem for Celtic this season. Just when you think the club are about to turn a corner and get over the worst of the injury crisis more players join the treatment table.

Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie are the two latest to be sidelined with Celtic operating with the bare minimum in midfield.


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