NEIL Lennon reckons "one or two" of Celtic's Champions League heroes will ask to leave this summer, but is hopeful Gary Hooper won't be one of them.
NEIL Lennon reckons \"one or two\" of Celtic's Champions League heroes will ask to leave this summer, but is hopeful Gary Hooper won't be one of them.
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The Northern Irishman admits the club are in a rebuilding phase following the brutal 3-0 home first-leg defeat against Juventus in midweek which all but ends their interest in this season's Champions League.
But Lennon feels it is important to retain a rump of experienced first-team stars to ensure continuity for the next generation at Parkhead. Although the likes of Victor Wanyama and Fraser Forster won't be short of suitors this summer, Lennon spoke with Hooper and his representatives the day after the Juventus match and hasn't given up on persuading his striker to stay at the club beyond his contract expiry date of May 2015.
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