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There's no place like Celtic Park for Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon is looking forward to home comforts when Partick Thistle visit Celtic Park tomorrow.

The Hoops emerged from two away games over the Christmas period with two narrow 1-0 wins at St Johnstone and Inverness to make it 18 games unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership, where they lead second-place Motherwell by 11 points

The Celtic boss will ignore the Jags' dismal form – their 5-1 home defeat to the Steelmen on Sunday means they have not won in nine games – to enjoy the prospect of a return to Parkhead.

"Thistle do play good football," said Lennon. "They are pretty rigid in the way they play, 4-3-3, but they have good players in midfield and a striker in (Kris) Doolan who can score goals, so we have to make sure our concentration levels are good. But it is great to be back home.

"After really tough back-to-back games away I think the players will be looking forward to getting out at Celtic Park and playing.

"Teams have made it pretty difficult for us to break them down at times but we have played very well at home. The pitch is always in pretty good condition and after a good win against Inverness the players are looking forward to it."

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