Neil Lennon feels sorry for Steven Gerrard's unrealistic environment


Blaise Bourgeois

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Celtic moved 10 points clear of Rangers on Wednesday, dismantling Hearts 5-0 while Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side surrendered two goals in the final 13 minutes to fall 2-1 at Kilmarnock.

Though Rangers have a game in hand, there are still 12 games to play, and the two sides will meet twice more before the end of the season, many believe Wednesday marked the end of the Premiership title race.

Neil Lennon has previously been the victim of sky-high expectations during his two separate stints as Celtic and feels that he knows what Gerrard is going through at Ibrox at the moment.

“I can empathise to a certain degree,” said Lennon. “I’ve been through it myself. It’s a tough environment sometimes, an unrealistic environment at times as well.

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“I can’t really comment on the form Rangers are in or what they are going through. I only want to comment on what Celtic are doing.

“We are very pleased, obviously, but there is still a long way to go and a lot of games to come – tough games away and tough games at home, but we have hit a good vein of form at the minute.”

Celtic will play away to Aberdeen this weekend ahead of their trip to Copenhagen for their round-of-32 clash while Rangers will host Livingston prior to their own Europa League bout with Braga.