Samaras relaxed over Celtic axe
Samaras netted his first treble for Celtic during last Wednesday's 6-0 Co-operative Insurance Cup victory over Terry Butcher's side.
But Samaras believes Lennon is protecting him after a short summer break. The former Manchester City striker was playing pre-season matches for Celtic less than four weeks after playing in Greece's final World Cup match.
"It's not good if you play 90 minutes and then pick up an injury that puts you out for three or four weeks. I think the gaffer knows exactly what I can do and sometimes when I am not playing it's for my own good. And for the moment we have a good squad and he can use the rotation, and that's a good thing."