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Lennon ready for Inter test

Lennon ready for Inter test

By PA Sport
Last update 28/07/2011 at 23:53 - Published on 28/07/2011 at 17:12
By PA Sport - 28/07/2011 at 23:53

Neil Lennon will use the Dublin Cup game against Internazionale in Ireland on Saturday to prepare for Celtic's forthcoming Europa League campaign.

The Hoops boss made 11 changes to the side which beat Hibernian 2-0 in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League at Easter Road on Sunday for Wednesday night's friendly against Wolves at Parkhead and lost by the same score.

Jamie O'Hara's free-kick after 28 minutes gave the Barclays Premier League club the interval lead, doubled after the break with an own goal by second-half substitute Filip Twardzik, who had come on for Cha Du-ri.

Lennon will now pick a team for the match against the Italian giants - before a game against an Irish select side on Sunday - and he will do so with Europe in mind.

"We are up against really good opposition in Inter Milan in the first game," the Irishman said. "So I am looking to put out a really strong team.

"A good chunk of players who didn't play last night will play in that game. We might look at a different variation in the way we line up. Obviously we are playing against a very good European side so it is good to experiment and see what we can do away from home in Europe in that type of game."

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