Neil Lennon believes Celtic have hit the top of the Scottish Premier League in perfect time for their Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow Tuesday 2 October 2012.
The Hoops swept Motherwell away from home over the weekend to displace them at the summit, thanks to a strike from in-form Gary Hooper and an own goal by the unfortunate Adam Cummins.
Celtic could afford to have skipper Scott Brown’s penalty saved by Darren Randolph and they were handed an added boost when Georgios Samaras returned for the first time since injuring his elbow on international duty early in September as a second-half substitute.
They will need to be in good shape when they face off with Spartak and Lennon feels that they are in the right shape.
Hit form at the right time
- We have gone to the top of the league. So going into the game tomorrow is a good marker for us psychologically.
- We are starting to hit a bit of form which is great. Tomorrow will be a different animal against Spartak Moscow.
- We know we won’t have anywhere near the bulk of possession or chances created, but it is a huge confidence-booster going into that game, he told the Evening Express.
Kenyan international Victor Wanyama will most likely play for Celtic, in the match that kicks off at 1900 hrs local time.