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Lennon insists he has not lost Celtic players

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has hit back at claims that he has not lost the players in his squad.

Reports emerged on Tuesday suggesting Lennon and some of the Hoops senior players were not seeing eye-to-eye following a mediocre start to the season but they have been quashed by the manager as well as rumours regarding a physical encounter with striker Kris Commons, who as a joke, showed up to training in a neck brace and bandages.

"Talk of me losing the dressing room is rubbish, absolute rubbish. I don't know even know what that means, I really don't. It gets bandied around quite a lot when things aren't going well at a club," he said.

"But it's just a poor excuse to dig up a manager and his relationship with his players.

"It couldn't be further from the truth here.

"I'm just hoping the players prove that in the coming month or so.

"The Commons thing was hilarious, that's why we made a joke of it this morning. There is no dressing-room unrest.

"The players are as disappointed with results as we all are but they are still trying to go hell for leather. They are a good group and I'm very proud of them.

"We are not doing as well as we should be.

"It has got to change quickly and I'm sure it will. We have got to find that missing ingredient that can kick-start our season on a consistent basis because they have shown me that when they put it all together they are wonderful to watch. That's the team we want out there."

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