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Proud man: Celtic interim boss Neil Lennon with the Scottish Premiership trophy at Parkhead yesterday
Proud man: Celtic interim boss Neil Lennon with the Scottish Premiership trophy at Parkhead yesterday

By Graham Luney

Neil Lennon has insisted he won't be taking any credit if Celtic go on to wcomplete a remarkable treble Treble.

The Hoops celebrated lifting their eighth Scottish Premiership title in a row by beating Hearts 2-1 thanks to a Mikey Johnston double yesterday and the sides meet again at Hampden in Saturday's Scottish Cup final.

Celtic have already won the League Cup and Lennon says the players will deserve all the praise if they go on complete a clean sweep of domestic trophies for the third successive season.

Asked if he felt more ownership of the Scottish Cup campaign compared to the league win, the former Northern Ireland international - who replaced Brendan Rodgers in February - said: "I think the ownership belongs to the players. This is their time.

"My feelings will be more for them than anyone else. I know what it is like to do something special at this club.

"And they have the opportunity to do something special again."

Kilmarnock beat Rangers 2-1 and manager Steve Clarke apologised to the fans for not winning a trophy amid speculation he will be appointed Scotland boss this week.

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