Almost half of the goals that Celtic have lost this season have come from corners and free-kicks drilled into the centre of the penalty box.
Central defensive partnerships and formations have changed, three goalkeepers have been used but unfortunately the net result has been the ball flying into the Celtic goal.
Ross County were the latest side to cash in with Jordan White’s winning goal on Sunday night but the problems run back to October or earlier.
Putting the issue to the Celtic captain, the Daily Record reports:
Astonishingly, Celtic have lost almost half of their goals in the league this season to set plays. Lesson after lesson dished out. None learned and Neil Lennon and his coaching staff have been left exasperated by the repeat offences.
White’s goal was another bread-and-butter calamity. Brown said: “He was between me and Kris (Ajer). It’s zonal marking, we work on it and it’s how we do it. We keep a line. It’s part and parcel of football. People want to do zonal, others want to do man marking. We do a mixture of both. We can stop the run, we can head it better. We need to look at it and right it tomorrow.”
Lennon has a full week to work on the issue at Lennoxtown before Saturday’s match with Aberdeen but from his own comments it seems that the manager has ran out of ideas about how to solve an issue which has crippled the season.