Ibrox View: Neil Lennon quotes prove that Rangers can expect Celtic guard of honour

Rangers are charging towards the Scottish Premiership title this season as Celtic once again slipped to defeat against Ross County on Sunday.

After the Bears easily swept aside Dundee United at Ibrox, Celtic’s latest defeat meant that the gap at the top of the table is now at 18 points.

This means that the Gers only need seven points to bring 55 back to Ibrox, with the latest Old Firm instalment coming up in March.

Should Steven Gerrard’s men beat Livingston and St. Mirren next up, they will only need a draw at Parkhead to secure the title – that is if the Hoops don’t slip up again or we could arrive there as champions already.

What about the guard of honour then?

Quotes from Neil Lennon back in 2019 have resurfaced this week, where the Celtic boss reacted to the Bears snubbing the tradition, claiming his side would have done it.

“It’s a break from tradition,” he said, via the Daily Record.

I think we would have done it if the shoe had been on the other foot. Celtic would have done it.”

Celtic would have done it.

Those five words will be plastered everywhere before the trip to Parkhead, and if Lennon doesn’t keep his word, there will be an uproar on social media – mainly the Blue half of Glasgow poking fun.

This may not happen should Celtic actually manage to win their two games beforehand, with Aberdeen and Dundee United to come.

Imagine the likes of Scott Brown clapping us on to the pitch before the Old Firm, we hope that picture becomes a reality; bring it on.

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