CELTIC manager Neil Lennon has celebrated the club's nine-in-a-row league win - in a socially distance manner.

The Hoops gaffer has posed for pictures of himself with the trophy in an unknown woodland location.

Glasgow Times:

His celebration comes after the Scottish Professional Football League held a board meeting on Monday and announced the decision to end the season early.

On Friday the 12 top-flight clubs had agreed that the campaign could not be completed.

A points per game average has been used to determine final placings, leaving Celtic's stranglehold on the trophy intact. When the coronavirus pandemic halted the competition on March 13 they had a 13-point lead over rivals Rangers having played one more match.

Both Old Firm teams have a streak of nine titles in their past - Celtic from 1966 to 1974 and the Gers between 1989 and 1997- leaving Lennon in pursuit of the perfect 10.

Glasgow Times:

"Going into the season we knew nine was within our grasp but it was still so far away, it was a pressure season but we smashed it," he told Sky Sports News.

"We were on track for 100 goals, we were on track for 100 points. The consistency, the exciting football, the brand we played...it was really pleasing. To be stood here as manager with nine titles in a row is something you dream of.

"We were looking forward to the run-in and hoped to win the trophy in front of our supporters but it wasn't to be me. But it was a fantastic season and we were just itching for more.

"I can safely say now that we can go for the 10. I've been sitting on that for a while. When I got the job again last year fans were talking about 10 but we had to get to nine first. Going for the 10 is historic, momentous and we're all out to do it."