Stoke's Lawrence rejects Celtic for taking too long

Liam Lawrence has closed the door on a potential move to Celtic after growing tired of waiting for the Parkhead club to make their move.

The Stoke winger has now pledged his future to the Potteries side.

Hoops boss Neil Lennon first revealed his interest in the £2 million-rated player two months ago and Lawrence publicly stated his desire to move to Parkhead.

As recently as the weekend he claimed the imminent £10m sale of international team-mate Aiden McGeady to Spartak Moscow would clear the way for Celtic to make a bid for him but now appears to have performed a U-turn.

"The idea of a move to Celtic was really appealing at the end of last season," he told the Scottish Sun. "It has gone on for so long now and they have bought a lot of players.

"Clearly, they've had plenty of opportunity to come and get me but for whatever reason it hasn't happened."

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