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Lennon in hot water with chief

THE Scottish Football Association's compliance officer Vincent Lunny has written to Celtic manager Neil Lennon, asking him to explain his comments from earlier in the week when he said of the visit of the St Johnstone tomorrow: "It will be nice just to be able to go out and think only about winning a game of football - and maybe have a decent refereeing performance into the bargain."

Those remarks came on the back of last Sunday's Old Firm defeat by Rangers at Ibrox where Lennon was sent to the stands at the interval by referee Calum Murray, which also brought him a notice of complaint from Lunny.

Ahead of tomorrow's game, in which Celtic can clinch the Scottish Premier League title with a wein, skipper Scott Brown was asked if the point had been reached where players and managers could not speak about referees. He said: "You can't say anything about anybody or it goes to the SFA.

"It is extremely difficult, if he (Lennon) says one word, it gets blown out of proportion."

Celtic can clinch the title tomorrow if Rangers fail to beat Motherwell at Fir Park today.

Brown was unimpressed by Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty's claim following the Old Firm game the Light Blues were still the best team in Scotland.