NEIL Lennon has urged Celtic supporters to follow medical advice during the coronavirus crisis.

The Parkhead club haven't played since the SFA and SPFL Joint Response Group suspended all football in this country on Friday, March 13, in an attempt to halt the Covid-19 outbreak.

But Lennon, whose men were 13 points clear at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership and in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final, is primarily concerned with the wellbeing of fans.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced strict new measures to combat the spread of coronavirus on Monday night and Lennon has appealed to fans to heed them.

Speaking to the official Celtic website, he said: “This is obviously a very worrying time for all of us, and I just want to pass on my thoughts and best wishes to all of our supporters on behalf of all the coaching staff and players here at Celtic.

“We want everyone to stay safe, to follow the expert advice that has been given and to keep looking after each other and out for each other. That’s what all of us are doing with our families."

Lennon continued: “Of course, we’re all part of the wider Celtic family too. It’s something that we’re all proud of, and everyone at the club appreciates the support our fans always give us.

“The Celtic family is a worldwide one, and we know the Celtic fans will continue to show the solidarity and togetherness for which they’re renowned throughout football.

“This is a difficult time for everyone and the priority for all of us is to look after ourselves and to look after each other, but I also know that everyone here at the club is looking forward to when we are able to get back playing in front of our fantastic supporters at Celtic Park."