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Lennon claims weather disruption benefitting players

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has stated that the current interruption for bad weather will be good for the players, but is against an extension to the season. The Hoops will play Kilmarnock on Tuesday in one of the few games in December that has not fallen foul of the cold weather conditions that have blighted SPL fixtures over the past weeks.

Celtic have won just once in their last four games, but now face four games in 13 days, with the final match coming against Old Firm rivals Rangers at Ibrox.

"I think it's easier preparing for these games now that they've had a break," he said.

"They will be chomping at the bit. There won't be any extra motivation needed for the game because they have not played for three or four weeks.

"There is a chance to go top of the league so we don't need any more incentive."

Regarding a possible extension to the season Lennon felt the idea was needless.

"I don't see any reason why it should be extended," Lennon added.

"If we have to play four games in a week then we'll have to do it.

"It's going to be an interesting run-in because of the pile-up and when these games are going to be rearranged."

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