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Celtic players motivated by possible unbeaten season - Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists the players are motivated by the possibility of going through the Scottish Premiership season unbeaten.

The Hoops, who have won the past two Scottish titles, are currently 26 league matches without a loss following the weekend's 2-0 triumph at Heart of Midlothian and Lennon says the goal is to avoid defeat for the remainder of the campaign.

Although it is a tricky target, Lennon feels his side is capable of continuing to win as they look to build on their 24-point gap at the top of the table.

"It may be a step too far but it's something that is really motivating the players and ourselves to try to achieve," he said after Leigh Griffiths and Teemu Pukki scored at Tynecastle on Saturday.

"That's 26 now, and now we look forward. There is plenty to play for still and that's what is motivating us all.

"It's fantastic consistency and we are going to get tested again on Tuesday at Aberdeen. That's a great game to go into and we will look forward to that on top of another productive day.

"They are playing very well and played very well at Celtic Park when they beat us a couple of weeks ago.

"They are the only team to score against us in the last couple of months so I think the players will be looking forward to that challenge."

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