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I'll take stock and be ready for Bhoys' next push: Lennon

Top stuff: Neil Lennon is happy with how Celtic are playing
Top stuff: Neil Lennon is happy with how Celtic are playing

By Ronnie Esplin

Neil Lennon will appraise Celtic's season during the international break after the champions stayed top of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a 2-0 win over Motherwell.

Returning from a victory at Lazio on Thursday night which saw Celtic qualify for the last-32 of the Europa League with two Group E fixtures remaining, the Hoops were keen to finish off this block of fixtures on Sunday with a win.

Odsonne Edouard opened the scoring in the 19th minute and Well defender Richard Tait put through his own goal in the 54th minute to leave Lennon's men ahead of Rangers in the table by one goal scored.

"It's good to take stock," said the Bhoys boss. "It's not ideal, because you are then coming back to another concertinaed run of games.

"But you try and maximise the break and have a look at things we can improve on.

"But in the main I'm absolutely delighted with the consistency and quality of performance.

"It has been fantastic. It's been a great week and a great few weeks for us.

"That's eight straight wins in all competitions now, so I can't ask for anymore.

"Some of the football they are playing, the fluidity of the team and the confidence has been fantastic.

"Now we take stock and I think some of them need the break because it's been a really heavy load of games."

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has admitted that his side were simply undone by the quality of a "top-class" Celtic side on Sunday, while highlighting Edouard's clinical finish as an example of the gulf between the two teams.

"There was a lot of positives for us, we were very organised and the boys carried it out to the letter. Could we have held more of a threat in the final third? Yeah, but they wear you down. You don't beat Lazio if you're not a top-class side," he said.

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