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Lennon Wants His Place Back

Midfielder Neil Lennon has admitted his surprise at being left out of the starting line up for last weeks game against Northampton Town at the City Ground. But, the former Celtic and Northern Ireland hard man, has vowed to win his place back.

Lennon may well be 36 years of age, but this time last year he was playing Champions League football with Celtic. On that basis you can't blame him for being surprised at not getting his place in a Third Division side. That said though, he did walk out on the club, albeit with good reason earlier in the season. He left for nearly two weeks to resolve family problems and has since found it hard to get back in.

He played in the much maligned FA Cup defeat at the hands of Luton, but then found himself on the bench for the following game. Lennon told the Nottingham Evening Post. "I thought I played well enough against Luton in the FA Cup defeat but the manager told me he wanted to go with the three youngsters. We`ve got a lot of games coming up and I want to be playing. I came here to play and I want to contribute. I respect the manager`s decision even if I don`t agree with it."

It's no coincidence that when Lennon came on as a second half substitute in the Northampton game that the Reds began to play better. Has he done enough to regain his place in the side? You decide, by having your say in the forum today.




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Date:Wednesday December 19 2007

Time: 3:15PM

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I can't comment on other Forest players as i haven't seen enough of them but having watched lennon play for past 6 years i know that the qualities he brings to a team are important. Without ever being spectacular he connects play from defence to midfield well & allows other attacking players to go forward whilst he protects against counters. He hardly ever gives the ball away & reads the game as you would expect for a 36 year old with plenty of top flight experience. He is a winner & gives everything bar goals :) Good luck with season.
LARSSON*7*CFC
Thanks for that Larsson. That's pretty much what he's been doing for us, only not on such a grandiose stage as the Champs League.
God Almighty
You forgot the fact that our skipper (Brecks) is mute, so Lennon also brings much needed decibells to the pitch - which is pretty quiet generally. If he doesn't start tomorrow - then, can't see him sticking him around in January, at his age games are limited & thus, it's great to hear him say that he wants to play!
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