Celtic are into the Co-operative Insurance Cup final after a comfortable victory over Aberdeen. Lennon hailed his side's first-half performance in the 4-1 victory over Aberdeen as the best he has seen from a Celtic team at Hampden.

Goals from debutant Kris Commons, Charlie Mulgrew, Thomas Rogne and an Anthony Stokes penalty put Celtic four ahead inside 34 minutes and on their way to the Co-operative Insurance Cup final.

"I'm thrilled," Lennon said. "It means a lot to me, obviously, it means a lot to the club and I know it means a lot to the players.

"The performance in the first half was the best I have seen from a Celtic team at Hampden in my time. They were exceptional.

"It was very hard to replicate that in the second half. The tempo in the first half was fantastic, they followed on from Wednesday night (the 4-0 win over Hearts), and if they keep that up they are going to be very difficult to stop."