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Celtic's Lennon: Kilmarnock's Shiels wrong with his paranoia comments

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes Kilmarnock counterpart Kenny Shiels was misdirected with comments he made about the Glasgow giants.

Lennon was confused as to why no Hoops players were nominated for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award despite winning the title this season with Shiels suggesting that perhaps the champions were a bit paranoid to the fact.

But Lennon felt that Shiels' words were erroneous, saying: "Kenny has always had plenty to say about our club. Nothing surprises me from Kenny.

"He has had a couple of barbed comments about my team and the club over the last couple of years so he must have a personal agenda, I don't know, you would need to ask him about that.

"I do take exception to the paranoia (comment). That's been thrown at our club for the last 15 to 20 years but I think the last three or four years have proved that we weren't paranoid, we were just right."

Lennon added: "I still think that one or two of our players should be in the running for player of the year. I said the other day that all the candidates have had fine seasons.

"I am not taking anything away from them. It has been made out as though I have taken the gloss away from them, that's not what I am trying to do at all."

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Andrew Slevison
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