Neil Lennon has brushed aside any suggestion of a crisis at Celtic in an interview with Sky Sports.
The satellite firm will broadcast tomorrow’s lunchtime match from Pittodrie and are attempting to hype the fixture up with the hoops having won on their last eight trips to the venue.
Lennon has suffered a solid week of criticism after his side lost back-to-back home matches with all eyes at Pittodrie looking to see if that run can be broken.
Celtic are in the middle of a critical stage of the season before the November break as they prepare for three matches in three days in the SPFL, Europa League and Scottish Cup.
Interviewed by Sky Sports, Lennon said:
It’s not a crisis, people want to make it out to be that but it’s not. There’s players and staff here who don’t have to prove anything but I think everyday you get up and you want to prove something to yourself, for the group, for the people that matter the most.
There’s certainly no worrying here and no concerns. We analyse, we analyse it coldly and we look at where we can do better and the players have been magnificent for me since I’ve come back and they’ll continue to be that way.
We have lost a few players through no fault of our own, you know, important players. When we get them back, coupled with the quality we already have, and we are looking forward to a really good season.
Tom Rogic and Ryan Christie look like having played their way into a starting place tomorrow after sparking up the performance on Thursday against AC Milan.
Hatem Abd Elhamed, Nir Bitton and Odsonne Edouard are all unavailable with Celtic monitoring their health on the back of positive tests on international duty.