CELTIC have responded to claims from West Browmich Albion's technical director Luke Dowling that Oli Burke was mistreated by Neil Lennon last season.

Dowling felt that Burke was given a short shrift by Lennon and said that the English Championship club had no intention if sending the forward back to Parkhead.

Dowling said: "He won’t be going anywhere near Celtic with the current manager.

"We sent Olly to Celtic in good faith with Brendan Rodgers and Lee Congerton, there were some really good people up there that wanted to take Olly and wanted to play him.

“Once Brendan left to go to Leicester the treatment he got from the manager that’s in place now is something we don’t expect for one of our players.


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“He won’t be going anywhere near Celtic FC. We currently have a new manager that’s excited to start working and looking at Olly.”

Celtic have denied any wrongdoing, and released a statement on the club's website.

The statement read: "These comments, which question the professionalism of both Neil and Celtic Football Club, are ridiculous and completely inaccurate. West Brom have made no contact whatsoever with either Neil or the club in relation to Oliver.

"As with every player who comes to Celtic, Oliver received the very best of treatment and every support and opportunity. We wish Oliver the very best for the future."