Neil Lennon has pleaded with the Celtic support that he knows they are hurting over the club’s recent form but the protests are not helping the squad as they make preparations to turnaround the slump in form.

As the Scottish Champions have only won just 2 of their last 10 games this season, the full support is deeply worried that soon it will be too late for a serious title challenge.

The thought of Celtic throwing away the chance to make football history by winning their tenth league title in a row worries the supporters and what’s worse would be Rangers lifting the trophy.

The players have the ability to turn it around but we just don’t believe that Neil Lennon can get it out of them, they seem to be lost on the pitch as Lennon has literally tried every tactic and formation under the sun over the last 10 games.

The current Celtic manager spoke with the media:

“I understand the frustrations of the supporters because ultimately we are not in a great run at the minute.

“But it serves no purpose, particularly for the players.”

The Celtic gaffer also expressed his gratitude to the club’s board and insisted they wouldn’t sack him ‘for the sake of it’, as he revealed messages of support from other fans.

He added: “Not in my heart of hearts but I could understand if that would have been the case, yes.

“I am very grateful (for the backing). They are not a board that sack managers for the sake of it.

“We have had great success, we are going through a tough time but they don’t leave you out in the lurch.

“There is great support here. Great support from supporters, letters, emails… there has been great support from other managers in the game, and the LMA (League Managers Association) who have seen it all before and who probably deal with it on a daily basis.

“It is really encouraging and comforting and I have had great support from the players as well.”