Neil Lennon delighted with Celtic comeback against Hibs

Neil Lennon
Lennon's side join Ayr, Falkirk and Kilmarnock in the semi-final draw

Neil Lennon hailed Celtic's second-half display after they came from behind to and reach the semi-finals of the Scottish Communities League Cup.

A Daniel Majstorovic own goal gave the home side the lead, but a James Forrest brace and goals from Anthony Stokes and Gary Hooper rescued the tie for Celtic.

"We scored four goals in the second half and showed what we can do," Lennon told Sportscene.

"When they play as a team, you can see what the outcome can be."

Celtic now join Kilmarnock and First Division sides Ayr United and Falkirk in next week's semi-final draw.

"We're down to the last four and anything can happen now," Lennon added.

"I'm pleased we're in to the semi-final so we can put that to bed for a couple of months and concentrate on the league.

"But it gives the players something to look forward to."

Lennon compared his side's fightback to their epic comeback from three goals down again Kilmarnock earlier this month.

But the Celtic manager believes the performance at Easter Road was an improvement on that second half at Rugby Park.

"We had three against Kilmarnock but we played a lot better tonight. (Anthony) Stokes and (Gary) Hooper were on the scoresheet, which I was delighted about, but everybody was better," Lennon said.

"We weren't doing ourselves justice in the first half. We were open at times and sloppy and that's why Hibs hit us on the break.

"In the second half we were absolutely exhilarating. Some of the football in the second half was as good as it's been since I've been here.

"We've got Hibs again on Saturday and that's a huge game in the context of this season."

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