CELTIC boss Neil Lennon has appealed to authorities to find a way to get fans back into stadiums.

Lennon has urged the First Minister to come up with a “smart solution” to get supporters through the turnstiles and into stadia again.

And the Hoops manager added that plans to get supporters back should be pushed on, despite restrictions being tightened.

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Further Covid-19 restrictions announced yesterday meant that plans for supporters to be back in grounds at some point in October were shelved.

But Lennon knows that sport needs fans back soon, and believes there must be a compromise.

Speaking from Riga, where his side will contest a Europa League match on Thursday, Lennon said: “We have got to try to find some kind of smart solutions to this going forward.

“It can’t just be closed door and that’s it. There has to be some kind of middle ground or compromise we can find to make things better.

“And it’s not just for football, it’s for all sports because some of these sports could collapse.

“We haven’t got a crystal ball, we can’t predict when supporters are going to come back into stadiums,” he said. “But I think they should endeavour to push on with it even though restrictions are being tightened."