Celtic news – Hoops track Swansea defender, Fifth suspect package found, Wilson praises defence

Wilson praises defence.

Celtic right-back Mark Wilson has praised his fellow defenders after they kept a clean sheet against Rangers on Sunday, making it the first time since the inception of the Premier Division in the 1975/76 season that Celtic have not conceded against Rangers at Ibrox.

Speaking exclusively to the Celtic View, Wilson said: “Everybody loves attacking football and scoring goals,” Wilson told, “but in the last few years there has always been so much criticism thrown at the defence, and how it isn’t good enough. Now they are keeping a good record it is very rarely spoken of.”

Wilson has played his part in a team that has conceded just 18 league goals in 33 games this season (10 less than Rangers) and only five since the turn of the year, two of which were penalty kicks.

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Fifth suspect package found.

The Guardian reports that the Police Service of Northern Ireland has said a fifth suspect package has been discovered in relation to an attempted letter bomb campaign against Celtic manager Neil Lennon and the club´s supporters.

The latest package, believed to be a parcel bomb, was sent on April 12 and addressed to Cairde Na H´ Eireann, an Irish Republican supporters group based in Scotland, and was intercepted at a sorting office in Belfast which handles returned mail.

The item had been returned undelivered from an address in Scotland but it is thought the parcel did not originate in Northern Ireland. Strathclyde police said the package was “similar in nature” to others that have been received.

Hoops track Swansea defender.

The Hoops are believed to be keeping tabs on Swansea City defender Ashley Williams, reports Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old, who was voted into the Championship team of the year for the second successive season at the recent PFA awards, has played a key part in his team´s push for promotion this season and Celtic scouts are believed to have watched him on several occasions.

Williams began his career as a youth player at West Bromwich Albion but was released and signed for non-league Hednesford Town. In 2003 he joined Stockport County and made 162 appearances for the Hatters before moving to South Wales in March, 2008, initially on loan.

Despite being born in Wolverhampton, Williams has 24 Welsh international caps and Celtic could have competition for his services from Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic.

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