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CELTIC boss Neil Lennon hopes the ongoing Covid-19 crisis doesn’t lead to a break in the season – but admits that health comes first

Scotland faces a Level 4 lockdown ahead of Boxing Day amid fears a new strain of the coronavirus is spreading south of the border

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has admitted she cannot guarantee how long the nationwide curbs – including a cross-border travel ban – will last despite a three-week destination

Strains of the virus have been found in Greater Glasgow, Clyde and Lanarkshire Health Authorities, but in far fewer numbers than in the south

Ipswich physical therapist Matt Byard yesterday called for a “breaker” for the season after seven people – including the manager and Celtic hero Paul Lambert – were knocked down in a new strain outbreak on Portman Road

And Hoops gaffer Neil Lennon says he would accept that the season be suspended with health and safety first

“The Southeast seems really bad with the new mutation of the virus and London has been hit hard again

“In Scotland we don’t seem too badly affected compared to other parts of the UK

“But it is obviously a very serious situation that Britain is in right now

Celtic Trail Old Firm is competing with Rangers at the top of the Premier League for 16 points – after playing three games fewer

Both teams are on duty in the middle of the week tonight The Light Blues travel to St Johnstone and the Hoops host the Ross County Bottom Club

Lennon and Co then meet Hamilton and Dundee United before they meet on Jan. Compete against Rangers at Ibrox on January

Steven Gerrard’s leaders, unbeaten after 18 league games, greet Hibs before traveling to Paisley to face St To compete against Mirren – the only team that has so far managed to beat her in this campaign

The Republic of Ireland international was unable to maintain consistent form as his performance was criticized by fans

And the duo speaking on the Celtic Huddle podcast think Lennon should try to send the defender back south when the transfer window opens next month

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