Catch us if you can is Neil Lennon's title challenge to Rangers

NEIL LENNON has issued a catch-us-if-you-can response to chief executive Graham Wallace's plans to have Rangers challenging for the SPFL title within three years.

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Leader of the pack...Neil Lennon is riding high with Celtic
Leader of the pack...Neil Lennon is riding high with Celtic

The Hoops have just made it three titles-in-a-row, and their manager has no plans to loosen the stranglehold they have on the league flag. Lennon said of the target set out in the 120-day review of the Ibrox club: "It's certainly ambitious.

"If they do make the SPFL in a year or two's time, maybe they will be looking to mount a challenge.

"Whether they can do that or not, I don't know.

"I'm not really up to speed on the review. I've not seen it. I don't know what state their finances are in at the minute.

"But they'll certainly have a bit to go to catch us because we are pretty strong.

"We're not in any rush to relinquish the title just yet."

Lennon joined in the tributes to Rangers legend, Sandy Jardine, who lost his battle with cancer on Thursday.

He said: "I met him on the odd occasion. He was always immaculate, first of all. A gentleman.

"It was very sad news, not just for me, but for Scottish football as a whole.

"I liked Sandy and respected him. I think he was one of those rare breeds that could transcend the Old Firm.

"He was well respected, certainly here. Our condolences go out to his family and close friends.

"Sixty-five is no age, really, in this day and age. It's a sad loss, a big loss to Rangers.

"Sandy was a great player as well, a superb player. I remember in my younger days, growing up watching the World Cups, and him being a part of the Scotland squad.

"He'll be remembered as a Rangers legend, and rightly so."

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