Neil Lennon admitted he feels permit down by his players as he labelled the 2-1 defeat to St Mirren the least expensive level of his Celtic managerial career.
A first property loss to the Paisley side due to the fact 1990 leaves Celtic 23 points powering Rangers with two games in hand.
Lennon “wouldn’t disagree” the strain of pursuing a 10th consecutive Scottish title has proved too much for his side.
“There has absolutely been a disconnect concerning the staff that ended very last period and commenced this a single,” he claimed.
“The absence of belief and lack of high quality – it is really not just persons, it truly is a collective, and it really is symptomatic of the season.
“It was dreadful. We deserved what we received now. I would say this is the most affordable stage of the 6 a long time I have been manager listed here [across two spells].
“This is a genuine test of adversity and you have to display power. I want to exhibit power but I need some support and performances from gamers.
“Much too quite a few of them have been insipid this year, to say the the very least. Whatever walk of daily life you are in you have to have to have a type of skilled satisfaction. Particularly at a club like this.”
Soon after Kristian Dennis gave St Mirren an 18th-minute direct, Odsonne Edouard fired Celtic stage.
But Ilkay Durmus restored the visitors’ benefit right before fifty percent-time and St Mirren have been fantastic value for their initial league victory around Celtic in 11 decades.
Lennon admits he is at a reduction about how to arrest Celtic’s slump. And, requested if the players were being permitting him down, the former Celtic captain claimed: “Actually, at this moment I imagine sure, they are. And they have performed for rather a even though this year.
“It truly is hard to turn it round. You are on the lookout for determination, ideas. We have tried using different formations. I just imagine the mindset of some of the gamers has improved.”