Celtic striker Daryl Murphy has defended Neil Lennon's touchline passion as an inspiration to the players.
The Celtic boss has come in for criticism after he was sent to the stands in the recent defeat at Hearts for remarks made to the fourth official and linesman following a penalty claim which was turned down.
But striker Murphy has backed Lennon, a former Celtic captain, believing his passion for the game is a positive for the club.
He said: "His passion for the game and the club is unbelievable and the supporters love it as well.
"He is just the same as he was as a player, he is so passionate and it rubs off on the lads.
"You see him on the side and he is trying to kick every ball and win every tackle, it's good to have that as a manager.
"I don't think you can take that away from him, that's just the way he is, you are not going to change him and it's great for us."
Murphy returned from an ankle injury as a substitute in Celtic's last-gasp win over St Mirren last Sunday and he is delighted to be back among the action.
He could now start against Dundee United at Parkhead on Saturday as a replacement for Anthony Stokes, who is out with a virus, after watching his former Sunderland team-mate and Gary Hooper grab the headlines in recent weeks.
Murphy added: "I am not used to being injured.
"The longest I've ever been out is a week so to be out for six weeks, sitting in the stands watching the lads playing, is the most frustrated I've ever been.
"The two lads have scored a hatful of goals between them and it is always difficult then for a striker to get back in.
"But I've come back quicker than I expected from the injury and I am just looking forward to playing.
"I came on for half an hour last week and I felt good and hopefully I will be involved tomorrow."