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EX-CELTS DOWN SOUTH; LENNY & WANYAMA

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NEIL LENNON’S goal drought misery ended on Saturday with Stephen Dobbie’s last-gasp effort in Bolton’s 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest.

Dobbie’s 93rd-minute strike at the Macron Stadium was the shot-shy Championship side’s first goal in seven games, dating back to April 18.AxSPxj92aDY1Bka3StNLAWGRAxTMlDFZlG5YZ9ho54w
Earlier, Forest’s former Dunfermline keeper Dorus de Vries denied Gary Madine from the penalty spot after Zach Clough had been brought down by Matt Mills.

But Dobbie’s goal ensured Lennon didn’t witness the Trotters’ fourth successive defeat in all competitions.

The former Celtic boss said: “We should have won the game.

“Our football was good and we contained Forest to the odd counter-attack. But we lost a goal to another wonder strike.

“You hold your hands up and say: ‘Good hit’. However, our reaction after that was excellent.

“The players showed a lot of character and we did more than enough to win the game which has been the story of our season so far.

“We didn’t look like a team who are second bottom.”

Forest boss Dougie Freedman added: “I am disappointed after being 1-0 up with a few minutes to go.

“But, overall, it was a good performance and I have no complaints with the result. We looked reasonably comfortable until Bolton got the equaliser.”
Meanwhile former Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama is poised to quit Southampton – only two years after becoming their record buy at £12million.3-qHkyry9KcXoZLYTHTbn0EmwriCBxM1UNb2500VB3w

The Kenyan powerhouse has been linked with a move to Spurs although it is believed St.Mary’s gaffer Ronald Koeman is prepared to offer the 24-year-old an enhanced contract.
Reports over the weekend suggest that Wanyama will respond by telling the manager he has not been entirely happy at St Mary’s for some time and that he sees his future elsewhere.

That has alerted White Hart Lane boss Mauricio Pochettino who lured the player to the south coast club in 2013.

Wanyama has since made 57 Premier League appearances for the Saints, scoring three goals and has suffered some periods on the sidelines due to injury. Just as he was at Celtic, Victor is a huge favourite with the Southampton support who have seen a steady exodus of their best players over the past few close seasons.
Celtic signed him for a bargain £900,000 from Belgian outfit Beerschott AC in July 2011.
 
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