No Cluj complacency from Lennon

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists William Hill Scottish Cup final places are 'up for grabs' following Sunday's 2-0 defeat by Rangers at Ibrox.

Neil Lennon says Celtic will not be taking CFR Cluj lightly when the pair meet in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

James Forrest was the hero for the Bhoys in the first leg of the Champions League qualifier, netting an equaliser in the 37th minute after Mario Rondon had opened the scoring to secure a 1-1 draw.

Celtic have made a perfect start to the season, winning both of their games in the Scottish Premier League and cruising past both FK Sarajevo and Nomme Kalju in Europe.

Lennon says he has been pleased with what his troops have provided to date but is keen to ensure they do not get ahead of themselves on Tuesday against an “experienced” European unit.

“We’ve been very productive in Europe so far,” the manager told the official Celtic website. “We’ve had two wins against two good sides, we got a good away result last week and we’re hoping that we can progress this evening (Tuesday) at home.

“We’ve been pretty strong at home so far but Cluj are an experienced team. They won’t give it up lightly but neither will we.

“There’s a hunger there with us just now and we all know how important getting into the Champions League is. To have that gravitas associated with the club again would be fantastic but we know how difficult it can be getting there.”

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