Hoops boss Lennon watched from afar and he’ll be keen to ensure their players are on top form on Saturday.
It was a lacklustre showing last time out in domestic action as his side struggled to a 1-1 draw at Kilmarnock.
Then came the off-field furore that resulted in games against St Mirren and Aberdeen being postponed.
He’ll be keen to put all of that behind him and his side with a win.
There are also the small matters of potentially having fans back by next weekend in a Parkhead test event and the prospect of signing Shane Duffy in defence over the coming days.
A busy man, is Neil.
Swiss striker Albian Ajeti came off the bench in Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier against KR Reykjavik.
He’ll be hoping for a start or at least a decent wedge of minutes up at Tannadice to acclimatise to blood-and-thunder Scottish football.
And he looked focused at Lennoxtown as the £5million man gears up for a domestic debut.
How low can you go?
The flying machine at right-back is known for his dribbling and blistering pace.
But look at the centre of gravity on Jeremie Frimpong as he leans down to waist height during a sprint.
It’s not known whether he fell over straight after this snap was taken but skipper Scott Brown’s chuckle in the background suggests he might have done.
Return to action
Saturday is a vital chance to get some more points on the board.
Another bad result like the Rugby Park stalemate and questions will be asked as they often are in the Glasgow goldfish bowl.
There was a serious demeanour in how the Celtic team prepared for the game – not that Greg Taylor has much pressure on him with Bolingoli’s exclusion from the squad on Tuesday and Friday’s training pack.
Case for the defence
With Lennon’s admission that preliminary talks have taken place for prospective new defender Duffy, the stakes are slightly raised for Christopher Jullien and centre-back partner Kris Ajer.
Perhaps there is room for all three in the Parkhead back-line but it also serves as a reminder that the current serving stoppers are not immune to having their place in the starting XI examined.
Nicke Kabamba gave the Frenchman a tough time in their last league game and he should have Scotland cap Lawrence Shankland for company this weekend after returning from injury.
The nifty poacher will represent a different threat to Celtic than the physicality of Kabamba but nonetheless he’s a proven goalscorer and the onus is on Jullien and Ajer to stop him.