The outspoken Ulsterman has rarely been far from the headlines this season, thanks to his verbal attacks on referees and the game’s rulers.
But Lennon, who wants to add to an impressive run which has seen St Mirren lose just once in their last eight games, is worried that sort of publicity hides Kilmarnock’s true strengths.
He said: “Sometimes with Kilmarnock, the attention always seems to be on what Kenny is saying and that, for me, deflects away from what his team have achieved. They’ve improved from last season and don’t get the credit they deserve for that.”
Meanwhile, St Mirren have confirmed that goalkeeper Chris Smith has extended his contract to the end of this season.