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Lennon unsure about needing signings


Neil Lennon. Photo: PA

Neil Lennon. Photo: PA


Neil Lennon. Photo: PA

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is not sure he needs to make any new signings ahead of their quest for 10 consecutive titles.

And the Hoops boss will wait and see how the transfer market develops amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Lennon is set to lose loan players Fraser Forster, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Moritz Bauer while the likes of Jonny Hayes and Craig Gordon are soon out of contract.

Lennon would no doubt be keen to keep Forster if a deal can be done with Southampton and he has other players in his squad who could offer more next term.

January signings Ismaila Soro and Patryk Klimala have yet to establish themselves and the likes of right-back Hatem Abd Elhamed and striker Vakoun Bayo were just coming back from injury when the Covid-19 crisis caused a suspension and now termination of the season.

Much could depend on how much interest develops in top goalscorer Odsonne Edouard and the Celtic manager is happy to survey the scene.

Lennon said: "We don't know how the transfer window is going to look and what length of time it will be, and what the budget is going to be, and what other clubs' budget is going to be as well.

"I am really happy with the squad, I am not sure we need to do a lot of rebuilding at all, if at all. But again you don't know what the landscape is going to look like with bringing players in."

The Scottish Football Association has closed the book on a long-standing disciplinary case against Rangers over their 2011-12 European licence.

The charges related to financial information given ers to the SFA in the year before Rangers went into administration and then liquidation.

However, the Ibrox legal team successfully argued that the case would need to be dealt with by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

After almost two years of deliberations and legal advice, the SFA board has unanimously decided not to pursue the case in the Swiss-based court.

An SFA statement read: "Following consideration of the implications of such a referral, including legal opinion, it was the board's unanimous position that this matter should not be referred to CAS."