Neil Lennon is looking for Celtic to start scoring more goals, given the quality available in the final third, as reported by The Daily Record.
The Hoops have picked up two excellent victories on the road in the wake of Brendan Rodgers’ departure and now return home tomorrow to face Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.
It’s another tough challenge but one we should be more than capable of overcoming and Lennon is looking for the team to show more attacking variety.
As quoted by The Record, the interim Hoops boss said:
I think we can score more goals. I think we can get the ball forward a little bit quicker.
We have great pace in wide areas and through the middle in an attacking sense so I would like us to utilise that a little bit quicker if we can.
But I understand teams like Hibs for example on Saturday and even Hearts when they went down to 10 men, they get back into shape very, very early, and sometimes you can’t move the ball quickly, and it requires a little bit of patience and probing.
But maybe just varying attacks a bit more when we get into the final third – but you can’t have everything. The lads have been absolutely fantastic this season, the last two seasons and certainly in my tenure so far, even though it’s embryonic, they have played great.
Celtic fans will likely welcome a more direct approach compared to some of the sideways possession football that frustrated many during Rodgers’ time at the club, although Lennon will be keen not to change and confuse things too much.
As he points out, this is a winning team who have found enormous success over the last few years and the we don’t need to completely change the way we are playing, just be a bit more ruthless and ambitious when we advance into the opposition half.
Hopefully we see that in action at Celtic Park tomorrow, with three points needed to continue our title charge.