Celtic news – Caley v Celtic off, Lennon ban reduced, Brown calls for bottle

Lennon ban reduced.

Hoops boss Neil Lennon will return to the dugout on April 9 after the Scottish Football Association confirmed his two touchline bans would be served concurrently. The SFA initially said the bans would run consecutively but have now admitted this is not legally enforceable.

A statement on Celtic´s official website read: “We are pleased the SFA has recognised that Celtic’s position is absolutely correct. It is vital the SFA properly applies the rules that it imposes, whatever those happen to be. The SFA cannot operate above the law or its own rules.

“It should not have been necessary for Celtic Football Club to involve our lawyers in this simple matter, and we would have much preferred not to have had to do so. We will continue to protect the interests of Celtic and fairness and, as a member club, hold the SFA to account if required.”

Brown calls for bottle.

Celtic hopes of extending their lead at the top of the table to five points have been hit with today´s postponed game at Inverness, but Scott Brown believes the team with most “bottle” will be the one that wins the title

“It is always going to be close,” the Celtic skipper told Sky Sports, “and there is a lot of pressure on us as well as them. At the end of the day it is about who has got the bottle to go and win the league.

“We saw Rangers celebrating when they beat us at Hampden and it was not nice. We do not want that to happen again and we cannot go into Saturday´s game depressed and feeling sorry for ourselves. We have to get right back into it,” he added.

Caley v Celtic off.

Celtic’s Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Inverness at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch, reports Sky Sports News.

The match was scheduled for a noon kick-off on Saturday but heavy overnight rain has affected the playing surface and put paid to any chance the game could have been played. Celtic say a new date for the fixture is yet to be confirmed and rivals

Rivals Rangers have two games in hand over the Hoops and will go top of the SPL table if they beat Dundee United at Ibrox later this afternoon.

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