NEIL LENNON told Sky Spots in his post match interview on Sunday after the Dens Park win that it was a significant moment for the club in the context of the season.
Having failed to capitalise on the Ibrox club drawing last week, it looked like they were about to squander another chance at going ten points clear. However, in the dying minutes, it would be Odsonne Edouard who would come up big for Celtic and send the bhoys into euphoria.
Neil Lennon knows the game itself was not pretty but to get that all important goal at the end was sweet as the Irishman looks ahead to his next Celtic fixture in a fortnight, which just happens to be against second place.
The interim Celtic manager declared the goal as significant and the psychological boost it has given the club ahead of the tie will be huge.
“It’s significant, we are not taking anything for granted but it’s significant,” Lennon told Sky Sports as reported by SunSport.
“Psychologically it’s huge. Is there a bit less pressure going into the Rangers game? Yes. I think so. It means we don’t have to win it.
“Ideally we would love to win it and get over the line as quickly as possible but all the onus is on the other teams around us.
“The gap between first and second now is bigger than second and third – and that’s significant for us.”
The game at Parkhead could see Celtic pull thirteen points clear with a win.