Celtic winger James Forrest was full of praise for interim boss Neil Lennon after the club’s late win against Dundee on Sunday.

The Hoops secured a vital three points as they close in another domestic title ahead of the Glasgow Derby.

Speaking about the impact that Lennon has had, as reported by the Daily Record, Forrest explained why things ‘feel right’ at the club.

It just feels right him being at Celtic. He has been in a couple of weeks now and it feels as though he’s never been away. It was massive that he came in.

We had a big game against Hearts and then a tough game away to Hibs in the Cup. Over the couple of days between the manager going and the new manager coming in, it all happened so quick, but the club has done really well to get the new manager in.

He has been there before and it was good to do that quickly to get everyone in the changing room settled. We’ve won three out of four since and they have been tough games as well.

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The three points at Dundee opened up a 10-point lead at the top for Celtic as they look to clinch the title in the coming weeks.

Lennon returned to the Hoops earlier this season on an interim basis after the departure of Brendan Rodgers, but he is now the leading contender to take the job permanently beyond the summer.

The club are remaining tight-lipped about Lennon’s future, with the 47-year-old’s future dividing opinion among supporters following his return to the dugout.


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