NEIL LENNON has warned his players of the potential pitfall on the horizon against Hamilton on Saturday.
The early kick-off means Celtic don’t have a lot of time to prepare between players returning from international duty and getting them up to speed for the game.
The bhoys are just off the back of a top win at Ibrox but Neil Lennon has made it clear the result would count for nothing if they dropped points against Hamilton this weekend.
Celtic’s momentum was curtailed by the international break coming into play but they now get to resume their rampant start to the domestic season when they head to Douglas Park.
The highs of a win at Ibrox now have to be put in the rearview mirror and Celtic must be alert and ready for a fight at Hamilton
“There is no point in winning at Ibrox and then slipping up at Hamilton.” Lennon told RecordSport.
“I’ll have them for a couple of days and then we have an early kick-off – not that I’m complaining. I just have to hope they all come back fit and healthy.
“They will all come back in dribs and drabs, so again it’s important to keep in contact with what is going on with them.
“Going from Ibrox to Hamilton is where you are looking to guys like Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, James Forrest and Ryan Christie, the lads who have been here for a while and who know what it’s all about.
“But for the new ones this will be new challenge. Going to Hamilton is a different environment from the Rangers game, but you always have to win.”
There could be at least one debut on Saturday with Greg Taylor ready to make an impact but with Mikey Johnston also being out of action it could pave the way for Mohamad Elyounoussi.