Neil Lennon delighted with win and provides update on injured stars

Celtic boss Neil Lennon was ‘very pleased’ to get a first competitive win under his belt in his second spell in charge of the club.

The Bhoys came from a goal down against FK Sarajevo on what threatened to be a stormy return to the Celtic dugout, as the rain pelted down from the heavens.

Three outstanding goals from Mikey Johnston, Odsonne Edouard and Scott Sinclair gave Celtic a comfortable win.

Speaking to Radio Scotland after the game, Lennon said: “Overall, I’m really pleased. We had to fit a few square pegs in round holes because of where we are with the squad.

“I thought Ajer at right-back was unbelievable. Obviously that’s not a long-term thing.

“Just the attitude and fitness of the players and the quality of the goals at the end.”

Lennon praised all of the team on the heavy pitch and also praised the ‘massive contributions’ of subs Lewis Morgan, Jonny Hayes and Scott Sinclair, while providing an update on the players they replaced.

He said: “Mikey felt a twinge in his quad so hopefully it’s not too serious. Boli rolled his ankle in the first half and it got progressively worse.

“James was fatigue more than anything else so I didn’t want to take any chances with him.

“I don’t think we’re too stretched on that side of things hopefully.”


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