Celtic boss Neil Lennon insists there is 'no justification whatsoever' for calls for his sacking.

The Hoops find themselves six points behind rivals Rangers with a game in hand over the Light Blues but some sections of the Parkhead fanbase have heaped pressure on the manager already.

With 10 in a row on the line, just a few poor results could be the difference between winning and losing the Premiership title and Celts have already dropped points at home to Gers in a 2-0 defeat, a 3-3 draw with Aberdeen last weekend and a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock earlier this campaign.

But a defiant Lennon blasted back at his critics. Speaking to the media, the Northern Irishman said: "There’s no justification at the moment for me to be sacked, none whatsoever."

AC Milan managed a 3-1 win at Parkhead last week in the opener of their Europa League campaign and Lille await Lennon and co this week in their second. Celts have a difficult run of fixtures with the French outfit coming up before they play Aberdeen again in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

They then travel to Sparta Prague in Europe before four consecutive away games against Motherwell, Hibs, Sparta Prague and AC Milan.

We told recently how Chris Sutton suggested Lennon may be just a few poor results from a Celtic exit.