NEIL LENNON has shot down speculation that Celtic were interested in Liverpool winger Ryan Kent who joined Steven Gerrard at Ibrox on deadline day.

Football’s rumour factory linked the eight in a row champions with the player who was out in the cold at Anfield and never a serious contender for a first team place at Jurgen Klopp’s outfit.

The Hoops boss was quick to scoff at suggestions the forward, who spent last season on loan at their city neighbours, was on his wanted list.

The Irishman pointed to the array of talent he has at his disposal for the wide positions which includes £4.5million Scott Sinclair who has been unable to get a place in his matchday pools for the past fur games.

Lennon has added £2.25million Greg Taylor (Kilmarnock), Fraser Forster, Jonathan Abolfai and Mohamed Elyonoussi (Southampton), Jeremie Frimpong (Manchester City) and Lee O’Connor (Manchester United) to his playing resources in recent weeks as he propels the Parkhead juggernaut in the direction of a ninth successive title.

Asked if he had been tempted to make a move for Kent, the Bhoys gaffer, speaking to the Evening Times, answered: “No. Why would I?

“I have Mikey Johnston, I have James Forrest I have Marian Shved, I’ve got Elyounoussi, Scott Sinclair and Johnny Hayes. I’ve got Morgan. So, we’re covered in that area.

“We have no interest in what Rangers are doing. Well, I certainly don’t and especially off the back of a great performance and a great win.

“All it is is three points and a big psychological lift for everyone associated with the club. Four games in, it’s been a very good start, but that’s all it is.

“I can’t control what other teams do. Who they bring in or what they spend.

“But we control what we do and I’m pretty happy with the end results.”


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