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Monday 20 November 2017

Parkhead farewell for Keane

ROBBIE KEANE will wave goodbye to the Celtic fans with a Parkhead swansong tonight - and the Old Firm game could also be Aiden McGeady's last appearance before the home fans at Celtic Park, writes Joe McHugh.

Celtic take on Rangers in a game rendered meaningless by the Ibrox club's capture of the SPL title last month, and while the final game of Keane's loan spell will come on Sunday against Hearts, tonight is his last chance to play before the Celtic fans at home, as Keane then returns to an uncertain future at Tottenham.

But it's also feared that McGeady, who scored on his Celtic debut back in 2004, will also wave goodbye to the Bhoys supporters, with a number of English Premier League clubs hoping Celtic will sell the £5million-rated midfielder in the summer.

And Celtic's stand-in boss Neil Lennon wants McGeady to put on a good display against Rangers even though no trophies are at stake.

"Aiden is a huge player for us and Old Firm players are defined by Old Firm games. I want him to put in a big performance, not for me or for the fans, but for himself," said Lennon.

"He deserves a big performance. That's not throwing down the gauntlet, I just want to coax it out of him.

"It's not that he's not trying or anything like that. The kid is a magnificent professional, he's fantastic in training and wants to get better all the time."

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