By Stephen Mcgowan for MailOnline
Published: 00:01 BST, 17 September 2020 | Updated: 00:01 BST, 17 September 2020
Neil Lennon on Wednesday night challenged Celtic to reach for the summit of the Scottish Premiership this weekend.
The Parkhead side narrowed the gap on leaders Rangers to three points with a game in hand with a battling 2-1 win over St Mirren in Paisley.
The nine-in-a-row champions survived the loss of a third minute goal from Lee Erwin on his first Saints start to turn things around through headers from Shane Duffy and James Forrest.
Neil Lennon watched his Celtic side beat St Mirren and wants them to target top spot
The Hoops narrowed the gap on leaders Rangers to three points with a game in hand
Buddies boss Jim Goodwin renewed calls for the introduction of video assistant referees to the SPFL after his side screamed for a penalty against Duffy before half-time.
Despite Saints loan keeper Zdenek Zlamal denying Celtic a more emphatic margin of victory with a fine penalty spot from Odsonne Edouard 14 minutes from time, however, Lennon expressed satisfaction with a win which could see his side go top with a win over Livingston on Saturday - 24 hours before Rangers face Hibs at Easter Road,
Admitting top spot is a huge incentive for his side the Celtic boss said: 'It's one we are looking forward to, they are working hard.
'We have set them some targets now for this block of games before we break up for the internationals
'We had a great win at the weekend, we won 5-0, but we were ragged.
'There was none of that tonight. Our intensity off the ball was very very good and that gave us good control of the