Neil Lennon has revealed the bhoys will have all their cup final prep done by Saturday afternoon and after that there will be a chill-out session when the team can watch the Anthony Joshua fight.

The Celtic manager is keen to make sure all the players are settled and aren’t ‘giddy’ or overexcited on Saturday night. A low key night in the hotel before the short trip to Hampden will do the lads good.

A lot of the Celtic team have been there and done it before and so has Neil Lennon as a player and as a manager of Celtic.

The gaffer will know how the bhoys are feeling and will be able to help them adapt accordingly.

Celtic’s last three seasons at Hampden have been fantastic for the club and Lenny wants to see that run going. It’s vital the preparation is right ahead of this one but there’ll be no doubting the bhoys will be up for it come kick-off.

“I don’t take these finals for granted. I’m sure I will still have the wee knot in the stomach on Sunday morning, but sometimes that’s a good thing.” Neil Lennon told SunSport.

“I want all the prep done by Saturday night so that we can go away in the evening and relax.

“We can maybe enjoy the boxing and switch off for a little while.

“I think that’s important and then we will focus again come Sunday.

“Once it starts, you are fine. You are in the throes of the game and your concentration levels are on it.

“But sometimes in the build-up it can get a bit fraught. I wouldn’t say anxious but you do get a bit giddy.

“Something like the boxing takes their mind off things but these guys have got vast experience, whether it be cup finals or winning leagues.

“As Celtic manager, I won two Scottish Cup Finals in my first spell and lost a couple of League Cups.

“The fact you are getting here all the time means you’re doing something right.


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