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'I am devastated by the news' - Neil Lennon 'praying' for recovery of former Celtic team-mate Jackie McNamara


Jackie McNamara in his Celtic days

Jackie McNamara in his Celtic days

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Jackie McNamara in his Celtic days

Celtic boss Neil Lennon is "hoping and praying" for the recovery of former Hoops team-mate Jackie McNamara.

The 46-year-old was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary on Sunday night after collapsing outside his home in York and is said to be in a critical but stable condition.

Lennon, who played alongside McNamara during the early 2000s, said: "I am lost for words, I don't know what to say.

"I spoke to him on Tuesday so I am devastated by the news and hoping he pulls through.

"People have been keeping me abreast of things. He is a strong guy, a great guy and a fit boy for someone of his age.

"He has been fit all his life so I am hoping and praying he comes through OK."

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