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Celtic manager Neil Lennon unhappy about having to follow the Gers

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted concern over playing 24 hours after Rangers on three occasions during the title run-in.

Celtic follow Rangers on each round of fixtures in between the Old Firm derby on Easter Sunday and the final day of the season on May 15.

Lennon believes that will make it more difficult for his team but he otherwise accepted the Scottish Premier League's post-split fixtures.

Lennon said: “My only concern is that we're playing the day after each Rangers game.

“But apart from that, whatever the split throws at you, we've got to get on with it.”

When asked if it was more difficult to play the day after their rivals, Lennon said: “I think so but we've had a little run of games before Rangers to try to put pressure on them.

“The shoe is on the other foot but all we can do is win our games.

“If we win all our games between now and the end of the season, we will win the league.”

The focus moves away from the SPL to the Scottish Cup tomorrow as Celtic look for a second semi-final win over Aberdeen this season.

Celtic had their 4-1 Co-operative Insurance win wrapped up in little over half an hour and have netted 17 goals against the Dons in four games this season.

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