Date: 12th October 2018 at 6:31am
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Neil Lennon has slammed the SPFL for scheduling EIGHT matches during December.

Celtic, Hearts and Aberdeen have criticised the SPFL over the arrangements for the Betfred Cup semi-finals, with Hibs joining in 25% of the top flight have been highly critical of the organisation that they are members of.

With a winter break coming up in January and the split at the end of the season the SPFL have decided to cram in every outstanding fixture to December when cash is tight among fans and weather conditions tend to be at their most severe.

International breaks and the Betfred Cup means that Hibs have only got five Premiership matches between now and the end of November but from December 1 to 29 Lennon’s side have to plough through eight matches.

It’s crazy and it’s all about planning ahead if we can,” the Hibs boss told the Daily Record.

My only concern at the minute is the fixture list. We have a big gap, five games until December; we have two for the rest of this month and three in November, and all of a sudden you have eight in the space of four weeks – it’s a big ask.

I don’t know why it has worked out that way but we have to adjust to that accordingly with the free week for the internationals and a free week for the (Betfred Cup) semi-final.

It’s going to be difficult going into those games and then having a huge volume of games within a short space of time.”

During December Celtic will play nine matches, after facing Sevco on December 29 the next round of fixtures are on January 19 in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.