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LENNY READY FOR ‘EMOTIONAL’ RETURN

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NEIL LENNON has said that he expects his Celtic Park return to be ’emotional’. The former-Celtic captain and manager will take his Hibernian team to the Champions next Saturday.

“Celtic were a huge part of my life and most of the country know that.”

“The club meant a lot to me, but this is a different chapter in my career now and it is one I am enjoying very much.”

“We have also got a semi-final at Hampden against them to look forward to next month, so it will be emotional in many aspects, but I have to be professional as well.”

The Irishman, who played 300 times for Celtic between December 2000- May 2007, paid homage to the six-in-a-row Champions who’re unbeaten in 57 domestic matches. However, he hopes that his Hibs side can pull off a result at Celtic Park.

Hibs have moved up to fourth in the table, one point ahead of Rangers, after their 1-0 win against Jim McIntyre’s Ross County.

“It would be long odds on that the way Celtic are playing as they have found a groove.”

“It was another great win against Rangers and they are an exceptionally good team, as they proved again at Ibrox.

“The good thing is there is no pressure on us when we go to Celtic Park, but I want us to go there and make sure we compete.

“We want to perform the best we can in that game and you never know as there is good attacking intent in the team.

“But we are playing the champions, so it is going to be very difficult.”

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