NEIL LENNON insists he will NOT be bringing in former goalkeeper Fraser Forster before the September 2 transfer deadline.
There has been a clamour for the England international, who is out in the cold at Southampton, to make a Hoops comeback, including a claim from ex-No.1 Rab Douglas, as CQN reported yesterday.
However, there will be no return for the 31-year-old former fans’ favourite who quit for the St Mary’s outfit in a £10million deal in August 2014. .
Craig Gordon will take the gloves for tomorrow’s League Cup opener against Dunfermline at Parkhead while Scott Bain, who has conceded six goals in two games against Cluj and Motherwell, sits this one out after injuring a hand in the 4-3 flop against the Romanians on Tuesday.
Asked if he was considering a recruit for the last line of defence, Lennon, speaking to the Daily Record, replied: “No, I have two good goalkeepers in the building.”
Questioned about Bain’s injury, he answered: “He dislocated his thumb. He’s had a scan and we don’t think he needs surgery. He is going to get a splint fitted and he should hopefully be back in training next week.
“We will assess it and get a fair idea of the extent of the damage and we will make a decision from there.
“Craig is ready to play and he will start tomorrow.”
Lennon is still looking for defensive reinforcements and added: “We are working diligently in the background to bring players in and increase the quality and competition and strength in depth of the squad.
“The board have been absolutely top class with me.
“People are looking for divisions and destabilising. It’s not there. We have to accept we lost the game, whether we deserved to lose it or not, we have to accept it and come back better.”