Lennon wants reinforcements

25 August 2013 09:17

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is aiming to add two new recruits to his ranks by the middle of next week.

Lennon is keen to sign a striker and a midfielder ahead of the transfer deadline and is hoping business can be completed in the next few days to allow him to strengthen his squad.

Speaking after the 2-2 draw against Inverness in the Scottish Premiership, the Hoops boss said: "I'm hoping to get one done in the next couple of days.

"Another player's representatives are in on Monday so I'm hoping to get a deal done on Monday.

"I'm hoping I'll have two in by midweek."

Lennon has been linked with a move for Hull winger Cameron Stewart but a deal appears unlikely.

He said: "There's nothing in that. There is an interest there but there has been no bid made.

"We spoke to his representatives a long time ago but he's had knee surgery recently. I believe he's fit again but we're looking at other options as well."

Any new signings would not be eligible for Wednesday's Champions League play-off against Shakhter Karagandy, as Celtic aim to overturn a two-goal deficit from the first leg.

Georgios Samaras and Kris Commons both missed the visit of Inverness through injury but Lennon is "optimistic" they will be able to face the Kazakhstan champions at Parkhead.

Source: PA

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