NEIL LENNON praised his captain Scott Brown and also believes his rant after the St Mirren defeat inspired the 4-0 win at Rugby Park.

The Celtic manager went on record in the media as saying some of the players were letting him down and perhaps they were sick of Scotland and winning. The Irishman referred to the comments as ‘jagging’ the players in his post-match comments on Tuesday night.

Celtic were comfortable at Rugby Park, a fantastic diving header by Scott Brown set the team on their way.

Three goals in the second half; two from Eddy and one from Ajeti made sure of the victory and a good night’s work for the bhoys.

There were some good positives to take from the victory. Stephen Welsh having a solid game and not doing his chances any harm of more starts. Ajeti growing into the game was another one; the Swiss striker was non-existent in the first half but in the second half forty-five, he won his team a penalty and scored a fantastic goal towards the end of the game.

Neil Lennon was please with the game overall and praised both Brown and Ajeti:

“I thought the captain had a very good game. He looked fresh and played very well.” The Celtic manager told SunSport.

“Again, he looked more like himself, more like the player we know he can be.

“I got the reaction I wanted – it was the polar opposite of what we produced on Saturday.

“People were criticising me for jagging the team but they needed the jag to be honest. We got a great performance and a great result and the body language, their attacking play, the concentration was so much better.

“We played well and could’ve had more goals.

“That’s more like us so we have to build on that from here on in.

“Ajeti’s work ethic hasn’t been great and he hasn’t been in the best condition but he has got himself there and he played well.”

Celtic now prepare for Motherwell on Saturday at Celtic Park, hoping to finally put a run of results together. The League may be long gone, but it’s imperative the team keeps pushing.


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