Lennon furious with Celtic’s senior following draw with Kilmarnock

Celtic manager Neil Lennon was left fuming after his side saved themselves from a potentially disastrous defeat at Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon was left fuming after his side saved themselves from a potentially disastrous defeat at Kilmarnock on Saturday.

The Hoops fell 3-0 behind in the first half but managed to score three of their own in the second term with Anthony Stokes netting twice and Charlie Mulgrew grabbing the leveler with 10 minutes remaining.

But Lennon picked out young winger James Forrest as the player who got Celtic back on track and was angry that it was a 20-year old who had to pick the Glasgow club up when they were down.

“To me, the king of the day was James Forrest,” Lennon said.

"I thought he was simply magnificent from start to finish.

"We've got a 20-year-old kid who dragged the team by the scruff of the neck and got them through a very sticky situation.

"The senior boys have to accept they are not doing their jobs or not being the influence they should be on the team.

"I'm expecting more from some of my better players than I'm getting at the minute."

Despite recording just one point, Celtic luckily remain in the title race after Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw by St Mirren and Lennon hopes his side still have the bottle to fight back after a topsy-turvy beginning to the campaign.

“They were on their feet by the end and I thank them for their efforts,” he added.

"But they are just too inconsistent at the minute.

"We need to get on a run of winning games. I think I'll get it right. I just want to make sure it's not too late.”

 
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