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Celtic 'monsters' - Shiels


Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon

KILMARNOCK boss Kenny Shiels has stepped up his war of words with Neil Lennon by describing Celtic as monsters.

On Sunday, Lennon labelled his Kilmarnock counterpart as the David Brent of Scottish football after Shiels had called Celtic Paranoid FC after Lennon had voiced his anger about the omission of any of his players from the shortlist for PFA Scotland Player of the Year.

Rather than leave the squabble at that Shiels, who has served two touchline bans this season, has hit back claiming: "Celtic have massive influence on the judicial panel when decisions are made. Celtic are the monsters of Scottish football.

"We need the muscle of Celtic, it's important to Scottish football. The Old Firm in general have the biggest support and influence."

Shiels and Lennon will be together on Sunday night when the PFA Scotland hold their awards ceremony.

Lennon is one of the four nominations for manager of the year alongside Inverness' Terry Butcher, Motherwell's Stuart McCall and Queen of the South boss Allan Johnston.

"I don't want to say Neil Lennon should be manager of the year just so I can walk through Glasgow," Shiels added.