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NEIL LENNON believes Celtic will be bringing in “one or two players on loan” before the transfer window closes on Monday.

The Hoops boss, who expects Jeremie Frimpong to seal a £11.5million move to Bayer Leverkusen, revealed he is in the market to strengthen the squad.

Lennon, speaking to the Glasgow Evening Times, admitted: “We are looking to bring players in. We are looking at a number of positions, a number of options and we think we are a bit of the way down the line with one or two deals, so, hopefully, we will have something for you in the next few days.

“I don’t know if we will be spending money, we just maybe looking into one or two players on loan until the end of the season, bargains that we feel could be value for money and could make us better.”

Lennon, who is preparing his players for tomorrow night’s Premiership encounter with Hamilton Accies at Parkhead, also hit out at speculation about his position at the club.

With the team struggling 23 points off the pace and a tenth successive title highly unlikely after failure to win the first four league games of 2021, names such as Rafa Benitez, Eddie Howe and Frank Lampard, sacked by Chelsea yesterday, linked with the manager’s role at Parkhead.

The Irishman added: “It is highly disrespectful, but a lot of managers go through the same things. I don’t think it is right, I don’t think there is any foundation to it, either, so I just ignore it.

“I speak to Peter (Lawwell) more or less every day about club duties, about the team, the transfer window, so I am just carrying on as normal.”

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