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Lennon Excited About Local Derbies

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The man exudes confidence and I must admit it sits very well with me

Gareth Copley

New Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has been discussing the club's chances against local rivals such as Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic.

He said:

"This is a challenge I am really looking forward to, I don't consider it to be a brave move or anything like that,".

Lennon spent four years in charge of Celtic and faced some passionate and intense games against fierce rivals Rangers and so is clearly a man who can handle pressure:

"It's a different environment here," he said. "It was very intense in Glasgow - whether you were at Rangers or Celtic.

Noting the rivalry with local minnows Blackburn and Wigan, Lennon continued:

"There will be derbies here with Blackburn up the road and Wigan. The North West is a hotbed of football, maybe not as intense as Glasgow but I feel those four years have prepared me for anything that lies ahead."

Bring them on.