Neil Lennon wary of Ross County as Euro challenge looms
Boss will pick his team with Helsingborgs in mind
CELTIC manager Neil Lennon admits he will take their Champions League qualifier against Helsingborgs into account when he selects his team to face Ross County tomorrow.
But he knows he cannot afford to field a weakened team against a side who have not lost in the league for a year.
Derek Adams’ side extended their unbeaten run to 36 games and have shown how difficult opponents they will be in the SPL by holding both Motherwell and Aberdeen to goalless draws.
Celtic avenged their 2010 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by County with a 2-0 League Cup win at Dingwall last September but they experienced the tight pitch and organised system of County and will know they are in for a tough encounter.
“We played them in the cup last year and coped quite well,” Lennon said.
“But they are unbeaten in 36 games and that speaks volumes. The thing is, with going there so recently we know the environment.
“They have improved their squad and Derek has done a fantastic job.
“But we have got our own agenda and have to win the game and go into the Helsingborgs game in good spirit.”