Danny Lennon is happy with the progress being made by his St Mirren side as they prepare to welcome Celtic.
Lennon is delighted with where his Buddies are in terms of goals and points racked up but he believes the defence will have to be tighter if they are to take points against the SPL champions.
Ahead of the Saturday lunchtime clash against his namesake Neil’s team, Lennon said: “We face a Glasgow Celtic that are fighting two wars at this moment in time – one domestically and one in Europe – and doing very well in both.
“I think Lenny and his staff and players take a great deal of credit for that.
“The pressures that come with playing in European competition have given Lenny valuable experience.
“The international break did give us some time to reflect on where we are.
“We’ve reached the same amount of points as we did after a quarter of last season, we’ve doubled our goal tally.
“We look to score in every single game and we look a constant threat and we’ve only failed to score in one game this season.
“Celtic have tightened up at the back and haven’t conceded in the last three SPL games.
“Where we have to be aware against a quality side like Scotland is in shutting up shop at the back, that’s been a problem for us.
“We have been shipping cheap goals but we’ve been working to improve on that, collectively as a team.”
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