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Paddy still a wanted man
Published : 19 Jul 2010 19:05:07
Neil Lennon wants to hang onto Paddy McCourt Celtic manager Neil Lennon has offered Paddy McCourt a new contract hoping to entice the winger to stay at the club. Blackpool have reportedly made a bid for the Northern Ireland international, but Lennon is keen to keep McCourt at Parkhead. Lennon said: "We have offered Paddy a two-year extension and the ball is in his court. I am aware of interest from elsewhere but we would like to keep him." Celtic finished their North American tour with a game on an artificial surface and Lennon admitted he had some minor injury concerns after the match. However, Glenn Loovens, Thomas Rogne (both hip), Scott Brown (foot) and Joe Ledley (hamstring) are expected to be fit for next week's Champions League opener against Sporting Braga. Efrain Juarez is set to miss out though after returning to Mexico to arrange a visa after completing a medical with Celtic in Seattle ahead of his move to Parkhead.