Lennon – Celtic still have work to do

Celtic boss Neil Lennon sees Hoops crash out of Champions League.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon says his side still have work to do if they are to secure their progress through in the Champions League.

The Bhoys will take a 3-1 lead into the second-leg of their first qualifying round tie with Sarajevo at Parkhead on Wednesday night and they are the heavy favourites to make it through to the next stage.

Lennon certainly expects his side to progress without any hiccoughs, although he insists they still have work to do and they won’t be taking the Bosnian champions lightly.

‘We want to go out and try and win the game, not be complacent, and show the opposition respect,’ Lennon told reporters ahead of the game.

‘We can’t take any team lightly in this competition.

It’s a nice lead, but the tie isn’t over yet.

Hopefully we can be sharper and fitter than we were last week.

‘ Celtic warmed up for Wednesday’s match with a 0-0 friendly draw against Rennes on Saturday and Lennon felt that was a good chance to get more minutes into his player’s legs, although he also reiterated his desire to sign a new right-back, given Kristoffer Ajer has been forced to cover in that position of late.

‘On Saturday, it was good to see Griff, Jullien and Morgan, and they’ll all benefit from that.

Kris, on the other hand, is playing at right-back at the minute but it’s not ideal,’ Lennon added.

‘That said, he’s such a good player, he’s so versatile and he can play a number of positions.

He’s doing a great job there at the minute.’