Monday, 3rd February, 2014

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has heaped praise on his charges after they set a new club clean sheet record in the league following their 1-0 victory over St Mirren yesterday.

Sunday’s clean sheet at Celtic park was the Hoops’ 11th successive in the league, as they went past the milestone set by the club in 1922.

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And Lennon insisted that his side thoroughly deserve to bask in the glory of their new achievement.

"We certainly don’t take it for granted and these are special times for the players", he told Celtic’s official site.


"When they look back on their time here they can look back on it as quite an achievement.

"It´s been a long time coming obviously and to break it is absolutely fantastic."

Kris Commons´ sixth minute strike was the difference between the teams as Celtic consolidated first place in the Scottish Premiership with 66 points from 24 fixtures, 21 points ahead of their nearest rivals Aberdeen.

Despite the slender victory, Lennon was pleased with his side’s display and the manager went on to laud the performance of Stefan Johansen, who made his first Celtic start since joining the Scottish champions from Stromsgodset during the winter transfer window.

"I was really pleased with the performance”, he added.

“Our football at times was fantastic and we were in total control of the game. We had some great performances, particularly Johansen on his debut.”

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