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Lennon dismisses thought of Rangers or Aberdeen spending big to challenge for title

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Neil Lennon has shrugged off claims that Rangers will spend big to challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title, when they gain promotion to the top flight if they win the SPFL Championship next season, despite former Rangers director Dave King claiming he will invest around £30 million if he is given control.

However, Lennon claims that neither Rangers nor Aberdeen will spend big and warned them that the Premiership champions in waiting have enough money in reserve to see off any potential challengers.

Lennon’s comments came after Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne, who was celebrating his side’s League Cup final triumph told fans that he would ‘do everything in our powers’ to get closer to Celtic in the league.

Celtic can clinch the Premiership title tonight away to Partick Thistle, after Aberdeen scored a late goal against Ross County through Adam Rooney to draw with Derek Adams’ side.

Lennon said: “I wouldn’t imagine that would happen. I think the owners of clubs are far too astute to spend big money trying to chase it. I think they will build brick by brick over maybe the course of two, three, four seasons and really try to close the gap.

“We haven’t spent an amazing amount of money over the last couple of years so we still have some stock in the bank if we need it or should we need it, but no, I can’t imagine clubs like Aberdeen or Rangers at this stage, will start throwing millions of pounds at it to chase it.”

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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