Celtic hero Neil Lennon has detailed which Hoops players he feels could make the move down south to the Premier League.

The former Parkhead boss identified club captain Callum McGregor, Reo Hatate and January signing Alistair Johnston as players who could thrive in England.

Speaking to Boyle Sports, he said: Celtic are full of players that could play in the Premier League, such as Reo Hatate, Callum McGregor, Alistair Johnston could all progress to England.

"I want to keep an eye out for Ryan Porteous who's gone to Watford, he's done very well there and he plays for Scotland.

"John McGinn, Andy Robertson and other Scottish players who made the move to the Premier League show the way the SPFL develops players.

"The next one to come through is difficult to say, for me. There's been too big of a gap between Celtic, Rangers and the rest of the league.

"There needs to be more development in players so there can be a dent made in the league."

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Gordon Strachan has questioned whether Rangers can cope with Celtic's fitness levels at Hampden this Sunday.

The Glasgow giants will meet in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup at the weekend.

It will be the fifth meeting between the teams this season, with Celtic prevailing as winners in three of the four encounters. Rangers have yet to get one over Ange Postecoglou's men.

The winners of the tie will meet either Inverness or Falkirk at the showpiece final event at the beginning of June.

While Strachan - who won the cup four times as a player and manager in his career - admits there's plenty of talent in Michael Beale's ranks, the pundit remains unconvinced of their fitness levels compared to Celtic.

The former Scotland boss told Casinosite.nl: "There’s plenty of talented players (at Rangers) but do they have the fitness level and the attitude that the team comes first if they don’t play for 90 minutes? That’s the criteria to play for Celtic, so that might be a problem for some (Rangers) players.

"I watched the League Cup Final myself and it was very close like most people thought. But what happened after about 38 minutes was Rangers’ fitness levels went, which allowed Celtic to dominate the last 10 minutes of the half. That shows how important fitness is.

"That’s the test for anyone that plays against Celtic. If you’re not super fit you’ll run out of energy and if you do close them down and win the ball comes back, do you have the energy to play again?

"That’s what the Celtic players can do. That’s what the top teams like Manchester City do."