Sunday evening saw the Quarter Final Draw of this season’s Betfred Cup following Rangers’ 4-0 win over Falkirk at The Falkirk Stadium.
It’s Scotland’s third trophy but the tournament is still very much wanted and by winning it can set the tone for the rest of the season.
This second round was where Scotland‘s European qualifying clubs Celtic, Rangers, Motherwell and Aberdeen enter having avoided the group stage due to continental commitments.
Celtic, Aberdeen and Motherwell all crashed out at the first attempt, with Rangers ,the only team entering at the Second Round stage, progressing.
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Celtic fans have chosen to protest outside their Celtic Park stadium following their side’s 2-0 defeat at home to Ross County on Sunday.
Photos and videos have emerged on social media showing fans beginning to register their displeasure at the result and manager Neil Lennon.
In the league they remain 11 points behind bitter rivals Rangers and although they have two games in hand, the tension to achieve Ten In A Row means there is little margin for error.
They were put out of the Champions League by Hungarian side Ferencvaros at the start of the season and although they qualified for the group stage of the Europa League the team is already out after four games.
Lennon could hear the shouts as he walked into his post-match media conference, in which he said: “It doesn’t make me feel good, obviously. We are not in a good moment.”
When asked if he would understand if the Celtic board took the decision to remove him on Sunday evening, Lennon responded: “No, I think it’s too soon for that.”
The Green Brigade, a prominent fans’ group, had called for Lennon’s departure before the Europa League exit was confirmed and the demand for change will intensify after a poor display.
Alongside a picture of the banner which read, “save the ten – time to go Neil”, the Green Brigade also released a statement on Twitter.
It read: “Neil Lennon and many of the current Celtic squad have delivered unprecedented success for our club and deserve enormous credit for their achievements.
“However, past accomplishments are not enough to excuse the level of performance and lack of desire we have endured throughout this momentous season.
“Despite having the best squad in the country, the football on display has been dismal, lacking in ideas and belief.
“Many of our best players have disappointed and we have performed poorly both domestically and in European competition, winning only two games from our previous eight.
“Whilst we would love nothing more than to see Neil Lennon win us the championship, we are part of a growing element of the Celtic support that has sadly concluded that he is unable to turn our season around.
“After a decade of unrivalled footballing and financial dominance it is disappointing to find ourselves 11 points off the league summit and virtually out of the Europa League, having failed to make it past even the second round of qualification for the Champions League.
“We appreciate all that Neil Lennon has done for the club and endured in his time in Scotland.
“However there is simply too much at stake to persevere in hope rather than expectation, and a managerial change needs to be made.
“Celtic Football Club is bigger than us all and the good of the club must come first.
“Peter Lawwell and the Celtic board must act now in a bid to save 10-in-a-row as well as their own legacies.
“Should they fail to deliver this title, it will be them who are held to account.”