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Celtic boss Neil Lennon scoffs at treble talk before cup tie

They may be third place in the Scottish Premier League but that hasn’t discouraged daydreaming fans and headline writers.

Neil Lennon attempted to calm treble talk.
Neil Lennon attempted to calm treble talk.
Image: AP Photo/Scott Heppell

CELTIC MANAGER NEIL LENNON has played down talk of his side landing a domestic treble this season.

With Rangers now plying their trade in the Third Division, the Hoops are odds-on to retain their Premier League title.

The Parkhead club are also favourites to win the Scottish Cup and the Scottish Communities League Cup, in which they host First Division Raith Rovers in the third round on Tuesday night.

“We are a million miles away from talking about that (a treble) at the minute, honestly,” the Northern Irishman said.

“There is such a long way to go in the season.

“What I don’t want is for us to take our eye off the ball in any of the competitions.” Lennon added:

All these early cup games are loaded with potential upsets and I don’t want to be one of them.

“It is a game we are not taking lightly and I can’t imagine I will be making too many changes if I can avoid it.

“I had Raith watched at the weekend.

“They are a decent First Division side but with (manager) John McGlynn going (in the summer) it is a wee bit of a transitional period for them but they are decent opposition for us.

“It took us a while to break Dundee down and what we have to be mindful of is not getting sloppy and being complacent.”

- © AFP, 2012

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