Neil Lennon is convinced Celtic will win the forthcoming Old Firm derby

Graeme Murty has revealed that Hibernian manager – and former Celtic captain – Neil Lennon was impressed by the performance of Rangers at the weekend, and also said the fans were “great”.
Rangers lost 2-1 at home to Hibs after a Jamie MacLaren penalty secured all three points for Lennon’s side.
However, after the game Lennon admitted that his side was lucky to emerge with the spoils.
Talking in the Evening Times, Murty claims Lennon told him he was sure his side were going to lose after Rangers levelled in the 73rd minute.
“Talking to Neil Lennon and his staff after the game he was really impressed with us,” said Murty, “which I suppose is really easy when you’ve won the game.
“He thought they were out on their feet and he was grateful to get the penalty because he thought the atmosphere was amazing and our fans were great.
“Neil was telling me that after the game, that he thought we would have gone on and won it.
“Great, thanks. I said the same to them at Easter Road, but I still walked out with the points and now they have walked out with the points.”
The defeat left Rangers marooned back in third place in the Scottish Premiership, 14 points behind Celtic at the top and six points behind Aberdeen.
Meanwhile, Hibs crept closer to Rangers and now sit just two points behind in fourth.
However, Rangers do have a game in hand on all of these teams and can try and create some space between themselves and Lennon’s side when they travel to Partick on Tuesday night.
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