Monday 21 January 2019

Lennon sings Hooper praises

Neil Lennon will reserve judgment on whether Gary Hooper is his best signing so far - but the Celtic boss has no doubt that he has unearthed a gem. The striker's stunning double in the 3-0 SPL win over Rangers helped to move Celtic eight points clear in the table.

Asked if Hooper - a summer signing from Scunthorpe - is, pound for pound, his best purchase, Lennon said: "That's a good question. I don't know. I'll let you know at the end of the season.

"He's excellent. He's only 23, let's give the kid a bit of time to see how his career progresses but I think we can all see what a good all-round player he is. He has always been a good player. He is a good footballer, has a great first touch."

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