Neil Lennon hits back at Chris Sutton over 'rock bottom' claim, Celtic manager backs under-fire Parkhead star, Steven Gerrard hails Rangers 'rough diamond', Celtic star knows some fans want him to retire - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Sunday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS
Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS

Lennon reflects one ‘toughest week’

Neil Lennon admits this past week has been one of the toughest for him in football as his Celtic side suffered back-to-back defeats to Rangers and Milan. However, the Parkhead manager has hit back at former team-mate Chris Sutton’s assessment that the club had hit “rock bottom”. (The Scotsman)

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Lennon backs Duffy

Neil Lennon has backed under-fire defender Shane Duffy to defy his critics after the Celtic centre-back has been blamed for some of the key goals the Parkhead side have conceded in the last couple of games. (Scottish Sun)

Brown not concerned by critics

Scott Brown insists he’s not overly concerned about criticism and believes it’s just a matter of time before Celtic get rolling again. The captain says he’s aware some fans will want him to retire but he’s backing himself and his team-mates to get things right. (Daily Record)

Gerrard not concerned by Morelos drought

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard insists he’s not overly bothered by striker Alfredo Morelos’ six-game goal drought, saying the Colombian is helping the team to win in other ways. (The Scotsman)

Gerrard on Bassey

Steven Gerrard believes ‘rough diamond’ Calvin Bassey can be turned into a real star for Rangers as the former Leicester City youngster is set to make his second start for the club against Livingston today. (Scottish Sun)

Ross hails Allan’s input

Jack Ross has praised the assistance from midfielder Scott Allan as Hibs prepare for a Scottish Cup semi-final clash with rivals Hearts. The midfielder is currently out of action on the park but he’s been assisting in scouting Robbie Neilson’s side ahead of the big match. (The Scotsman)

Hibs sweat over Stevenson injury

Hibs boss Jack Ross is keeping his fingers crossed that defender Lewis Stevenson has not suffered lasting damage to his ankle after he picked up an injury against Kilmarnock. (Evening News)

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