Though the Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern are obviously more concerned about tonight’s huge game in the Champions League, their weekend fixture is also likely to tug on a few heartstrings.
Indeed, the Bhoys in the bar are excited about the return of Neil Lennon to Parkhead on Saturday, as he brings his Hibernian side to Glasgow.
The club legend will return to Celtic Park for the first time since leaving the Hoops in 2014, having won 16 major trophies in green and white during his time as both a player and a manager.
So, while our resident Hoops obviously want to see the club continue their stunning domestic winning run under Brendan Rodgers, the fact he’ll be returning has cast a few of their minds down memory lane.
Lennon himself has been speaking to the Scottish Sun of late in the build-up to Celtic’s biggest domestic game this season against the Hibees, who they will also play at Hampden Park in the League Cup semi-finals.
With Rodgers’ men unbeaten in 57-domestic games, his compatriot Lennon has revealed he’d go into hiding for a month if his Cabbage and Ribs side manage to stop it!
“We know they’re an exceptionally good team at the moment and when they turn it on they can really damage you and score from every position”, he said.
“Whatever way they set up, they can still find a way to beat you. It’s a free hit’.’
“I don’t know what way we’re going to play. If we go and sit in, and lose one or two nil, I’ll be raging. If we have a go and lose 5-0, I’ll be raging!
“But if we win, you won’t see me for a month.”
You do get the feeling that if any side are to beat Celtic in the league this season, it’ll be Hibs. Not because they’re the second-best team in the division – that plaudit belongs to Aberdeen – but the Lennon factor does see the Leith giants show up for big games.
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