In competitive terms the match means absolutely nothing but on the back of a horrendous run of results any sign of an upturn will be highlighted by the under-fire boss and the club to claim that things are turning round.
Joseph has been keeping track of issues at Celtic since the summer transfer window but has stopped short of claiming that Lennon will remain as manager, noting that the Irishman ‘is expected to be in charge’ for Thursday’s match.
Updating the situation at Celtic Joseph reports on Sky Sports:
Lennon retains the support of the Celtic board after last week’s backing from the club and he is expected to be in charge for Thursday’s home game with Lille in the Europa League.
Other than a statement last Tuesday calling for unity virtually noting has been heard from Peter Lawwell this season.
Lennon, if he is still in charge, will be expected to host a media conference on Wednesday but the Lille match will be of little significance as supporters demand change at the club.
Next Momday Celtic will stage a virtual AGM with selected questions being answered by the board of directors.