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SNODGRASS FOR CELTIC? LENNY’S REACTION

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NEIL LENNON refused to confirm or deny Celtic are about to sign former Scotland international midfielder Robert Snodgrass on loan from West Ham.

The Hoops dodged the direct question as he gave his reaction the champions’ late,late show in Perth where last-gasp goals from substitutes Leigh Griffiths and Patryk Klimala gave them a 2-0 win over St Johnstone.

Asked if he was going to be busy tomorrow before the 11pm transfer deadline. Lennon answered: “Yeah. I think either way, obviously we want to keep everybody, but we do want to get a couple of players in if we can.”

Queried if 33-year-old Snodgrass, a well-known Celtic fan, was in his plans, the Irishman, speaking to Sky Sports News, said: “You can throw names at me all you like, you’re not going to get a straight answer out of me.

“I’m sure I’ll be with Peter (Lawwell) tomorrow, and Nick Hammond and we’ll see how things (progress).

“You saw the squad today, it’s strong, and with the Europa League we’ve got all that to look forward to, as well.

“If we could just add one more that would be great.”

LONDON CALLING…Neil Lennon may swoop for West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass.

Snodgrass, who made his senior breakthrough at Livingston under the management of Hoops legend Davie Hay, has been linked with the Parkhead club a number of times over the years.

He looks surplus to requirements at the Hammers and gaffer Davie Moyes may be willing to a season-long loan for the player who quit the international scene last year.

On the win over the Perth Saints, Lennon commented: “I’m delighted, we weren’t good first-half, but the second-half was a lot better.

“We showed character, we kept going and the subs were great; they came on and made an impact.

“It’s a great win off the back of what’s been a hard couple of days for us so the squad wins today in terms of the depth we’ve used and the timing of it was good.”

Speaking on the goalscoring of Griffiths and Klimala, added: “I’m delighted for both of them. Really, really delighted.

“Leigh Griffiths, that’s him in a nutshell. I thought he was bright when he came on, he was a threat.

“And Klimala, who’s worked really hard, earned the goal. It was a real injection of urgency and we needed it at the time.

“Great ball from Hatem, great header, he was unlucky with another one on a good cross from Christie.

“So, we were knocking on the door and eventually it came.”

GRAND FINALE AS GRIFF, KLIMALA STRIKE

 
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