Niall McGinn´s future at Parkhead has been cast into doubt after he was axed from the 23-man squad that left Glasgow on Tuesday for the club´s pre-season tour to Australia, reports the Belfast Telegraph.
It has raised serious questions over whether the 23-year-old Northern Ireland international will remain a part of manager Neil Lennon´s plans for next season, and he will now spend the next two weeks training with Celtic´s reserve side.
McGinn was clearly unhappy over his omission and made his feelings known on his Twitter account, stating: “Raging I’m not going to Australia.”
He later added: “Haven´t been selected in the 23-man squad folks, so just gotta work hard in training in the meantime.”
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Celtic and Hearts cleared.
The Daily Express says the Scottish Premier League will be taking no action against Celtic or Hearts following the ´alleged` attack on Neil Lennon by a supporter during the league game at Tynecastle on May 11.
The SPL say they took into account reports from referee Craig Thomson and their own match delegate and decided the action taken by both clubs was reasonable in all circumstances.
An SPL statement read: “The Board noted that Heart of Midlothian identified the fixture as a high risk game and in addition to the usual pre-operations meeting between the clubs, Lothian and Borders Police and G4S, Hearts had arranged an earlier meeting with Police to specifically discuss safety and security aspects of the game.
“The SPL Board also noted that Heart of Midlothian’s stewarding arrangements were entirely consistent with both their Safety Certificate and the requirements of Lothian and Borders Police.”
Wilson looking forward to Commons link-up.
Celtic new boy Kelvin Wilson says he can´t wait to team up with Kris Commons on the club´s pre-season tour to Australia.
The 25-year-old former Nottingham Forest defender has been friends with Commons for more than 10 years, after growing up in the same area of Nottingham, and is not surprised at the praise his old mate has received north of the border.
“I spoke to Kris about his move to Celtic and he told me it has been unreal, everything is good,” he told the Daily Record. “I’ve seen what he has shown in the SPL before in the Championship, so it has come as no surprise, but he’s probably been more consistent at Celtic.
“He is full of running and I’m delighted how well it has gone for him and now I can’t wait to be involved in it all.”
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