Lenny: Make amends for Ibrox defeat

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Neil LENNON is looking for his Celtic side to make amends for their capitulation at Ibrox earlier in the season when Rangers visit Parkhead on Wednesday night.

The Hoops were brushed aside 4-2 in the first Old Firm derby in September and the champions went on to stretch their lead over the Hoops at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League to 15 points by November 5, albeit having played two games more.

However, a Georgios Samaras double in the 2-1 home win over Kilmarnock on Christmas Eve extended Celtic’s winning run in the SPL to eight games and took Lennon’s side to within a point of the Light Blues, who lost 2-1 at St Mirren.

The Celtic manager, though, remembered the frustrating trip to Govan when asked what type of game he expected in midweek.

“We didn’t do ourselves justice at Ibrox so I am looking to my team to be highly motivated and certainly play better and compete better than they did in the second 45 minutes of the first Old Firm game,” Lennon said.

“If they do that they will give themselves a great chance of winning the game.”