NEIL LENNON has conceded defeat in the battle to retain the services of Gary Hooper.
Neil Lennon is looking to add to his squad for the second leg of their Champions League qualifying clash with Cliftonville next week but admits he is not yet close.
Celtic's defensive injury crisis ahead of their Champions League qualifier against Cliftonville at Solitude tomorrow night has led to an early recall to action for Efe Ambrose.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon admits his side will be nowhere near their best during their Champions League qualifiers against Cliftonville.
THE irony in the transfer policy adopted by Celtic in recent seasons is that, to enjoy sustained success, they must regularly sell their best players.