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8th Nov, 2017 | 10:39am

Lennon slams former Celtic striker after 63-game record rubbished

By John Reid

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon has defended Celtic’s unbeaten run in the face of some criticism from the media in England, with former Hoops striker Tony Cascarino particularly critical.

Celtic’s record of 63 domestic games without defeat has mostly been applauded as a terrific feat of consistency, but there have been some critics of the run, and Lennon isn’t happy with the critics.

Speaking to the Daily Record, the current Hibs boss said: “It is disrespectful. How much Scottish football does Tony watch?

“To go 63 games at any level is remarkable. Celtic are an excellent side and they proved that with a few games in the Champions League.

“The Scottish game is improving. It’s getting healthier. You only have to look at the calibre of manager working up here to see that there is definitely an upturn.”

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Celtic set a new record of 63 domestic games without defeat in Saturday’s 4-0 victory over St Johnstone.

The previous record of 62 games was also set by Celtic, 100 years ago.

The run began in May 2015 and has included a first domestic treble since 2001, a first unbeaten league season in over 100 years and two 5-1 victories over Rangers.

Celtic will attempt to make it 64 games without defeat after the international break with a trip to Ross County.

In other Celtic news, Patrick Roberts predicts that Celtic would finish in the top six in the Premier League

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