/James Forrest says Celtic feel Neil Lennon has ‘never been away’ after going 10 points clear

James Forrest says Celtic feel Neil Lennon has ‘never been away’ after going 10 points clear

Celtic winger James Forrest praises Neil Lennon’s impact since returning to the club, saying “it feels as though he’s never been away”.

The club legend has returned to the dugout until at least the end of the season, after Brendan Rodgers moved to Leicester City.

This weekend saw Celtic take a commanding lead in the title race, moving 10 points clear with their win over Dundee after Rangers had been held by Kilmarnock the previous day.


“It was massive that he came in,” Forrest said.



Celtic’s James Forrest out on the pitch before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Kilmac Stadium, Dundee. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 17, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Dundee. Photo credit should read: Ian Rutherford/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY


“He’s done really well and all the boys have bought into it straight away.

“He’s been in a couple of weeks now and it feels as though he’s never been away. It just feels right him being at Celtic.

“He’s been a massive character at Celtic and done loads for the fans, so I think the club acted really quickly in getting him and it’s worked out well.

“We want to push on now and make sure that stays.

“You saw in the last minute that everyone is buzzing and there’s a real togetherness in the squad and that’s definitely not changed. That’s a big boost.”

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