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Hoops trio invited to Olympics
Published : 22 Dec 2011 14:46:53
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed Scott Brown, James Forrest and Adam Matthews have all been lined up as potential Team GB players for next summer's Olympics in London.
The Scottish Football Association, like their counterparts in Wales and Northern Ireland, are against their players competing amid fears over the national team's independence.
Lennon said: "I haven't had the chance to speak to the players but Scott Brown, James Forrest and Adam Matthews were sent formal invitations as it were. We will sit down with them over the next few weeks and see what they are thinking. If they want to go I can't stop them."
He added: "It's the timing of it with the start of the season next year or the (European) qualifiers.
"My view is that football is not an Olympic sport, although it is a great spectating sport.
"But that is my own view, not the view of the club but if the players want to go, I am not going to discourage it."