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Thursday 19 January 2017

lennon: no ref worries

Published 23/10/2010 | 05:00

Neil Lennon insists Celtic are not putting any extra pressure on Old Firm debut referee Willie Collum ahead of tomorrow's SPL clash with Rangers at Parkhead.

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The Celtic boss is still disgruntled about ref Dougie McDonald's controversial decision to award the Hoops a penalty in last week's win over Dundee United at Tannadice, then change his mind after consulting with his assistant.

However, the former Celtic skipper is simply looking for a "strong game" from the rookie ref.

"I would say that refereeing an Old Firm game at any time is difficult, but when it is your first one, he might be a wee bit extra nervous," Lennon said.

"I just hope he has a strong game."

Lennon will be without Irish striker Daryl Murphy due to an ankle injury.

Irish Independent

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