Pressure is mounting on Celtic boss Neil Lennon after Rangers increased their lead over their Old Firm rivals this weekend, according to Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph. 

The Hoops recovered after going 2-0 down to Hibernian at the weekend with a late surge securing a disappointing draw.

On Tuesday, Joseph tweeted that Lennon’s ‘position is secure’ but pressure is ‘mounting’ on the Celtic boss after a worrying run of form.

He tweeted, “As far as Celtic are concerned, it’s business as usual. Neil Lennon’s position is secure and he has the backing of the hierarchy. They see it as being within reach of 5 points of Rangers, with 25 games to go – including 3 derbies. Mounting pressure now, but they’re not panicking.”

Celtic will only be five points off Rangers if they win their two games in hand and with the Hoops’ current form there is no guarantee that they will pick up the necessary six points.

Even if they do claw back six points they will be relying on the Gers to lose a game which is something they haven’t looked like doing all season.

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It is also true that the Old Firm sides will play three more times in the league this season, bar Celtic falling away completely. But surely few Hoops fans would back their side to beat the Gers after the first Old Firm of this season.

Rangers dominated from the off and Celtic didn’t even register a shot on target in October’s Old Firm so there would have to be a remarkable improvement if the Hoops where to properly compete in the next meeting between the two sides.

The Gers’ 4-0 win over Aberdeen on Sunday extended their winning run in the Scottish Premiership to seven games and Steven Gerrard’s side haven’t conceded a goal in the last six of those games.

Rangers are certainly setting the pace in Scotland this season and as Celtic struggle to keep up pressure will continue to build around Lennon.

In other Rangers news, Gerrard has said one Gers player is a doubt for this week’s clash with Benfica. 

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