HOOPER MOVING ON

Celtic are in danger of losing striker Gary Hooper before the end of the transfer window due to persistent links with the likes of Norwich city and QPR over the last few months. Hooper has been one of the best players for Celtic over the last three years.

He has been the top scorer for the club in all the seasons, but he has been a traveller throughout his career. Hence, it is extremely likely that he may join a Premier league club before the end of the transfer window. Lennon, though, is still holding hope that he will be able to persuade Hooper to stay at the Scottish club.

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LENNON SHOULD STAY

Former Scottish player Bertie Auld has said that manager Neil Lennon should not be looking at leaving Celtic in the summer. Neil Lennon recently managed to guide Celtic to yet another league title, while they also made it into the knockout stages of the Champions League as well.

The crowning achievement of the former player will undoubtedly be the back-to-back titles in the Scottish first division and also the Scottish cup this season. As a result of the three trophies won in the last two years, Celtic will now be looking to consolidate their position in European competitions.

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ONE OF THE WORST

The Celtic manager Neil Lennon said after the 3-2 defeat at the hands of St Mirren that he had just seen one of the worst displaced by the Celtic team under his regime. Celtic were recently knocked out of the League Cup in the semi-final stage by St Mirren.

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NO BIG NAMES

Celtic are unlikely to have any big names during the January transfer window according to the manager Neil Lennon. The club will be maintaining a prudent transfer policy throughout the 2013 season according to the manager. Celtic have already seen their arch rivals Rangers suffered a lot of problems as result of spending beyond their means.

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BEST OF THE SEASON

The Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that the 4-0 win over Hearts was one of the best performances of the season, while they should strive to maintain this over the rest of the season. Celtic have been struggling in the last few weeks in all competitions, which has even led to rumours that the manager Neil Lennon will resign from his position as the Celtic manager.

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Watch out Celtic

Football in Scotland is just simply not as big in England and it’s easy to understand why, for a start Scottish teams are from Scotland and so why would English people support them. Secondly and probably most importantly the teams are not up to the same standards as the English Premier League and teams like Chelsea and Man Utd. This however does not stop Scottish people from enjoying their local teams battle it out each week in order to take victory and move up the table.

LENNON CONCERNED

The Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that he is extremely concerned about the international break because it more often than not results in the fitness regime of the players being broken, while many players also return injured from international duty.

LENNON WANTS TO STRENGTHEN

The Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that there is every possibility that he could strengthen the team in order to perform well in the European stages. Celtic are guaranteed European football this season, while they also have the possibility to go one step further by playing in the group stages of the Champions League.

CELTIC HAPPY WITH HELSINKI

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that he is extremely happy with the first leg score in the Champions League qualifier match against HJK Helsinki.

This second-round match will see the replay played at the home of HJK Helsinki, and Neil Lennon has dismissed any suggestions that he will be fielding a negative side for this match. Celtic come into the match after having won the first leg encounter in Glasgow 2-1. Even though the lead is only slender come and there have been suggestions that Celtic might play for a draw in this away match.

CELTIC NEED GROUPS STAGE WIN

Former Celtic player Tom Boyd has said that the club needs to progress into the latter stages of the Champions League in order to compensate for the lack of playing against archrivals Rangers in the Scottish Premier league.

The financially stricken club Rangers were recently relegated from the Scottish Premier league after falling into administration. It has been revealed that the famed old firm derby, the matches between Rangers and Celtic, will not take place for another three seasons. Of course, it may take longer if Rangers failed to get back to the Scottish Premier league.

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