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Lennon seals Celtic future

Published: Saturday 18 June 2005, 16.48CET
Veteran midfield player Neil Lennon has agreed a new one-year contract with Celtic FC to remain at Parkhead.

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Published: Saturday 18 June 2005, 16.48CET

Lennon seals Celtic future

Veteran midfield player Neil Lennon has agreed a new one-year contract with Celtic FC to remain at Parkhead.
Veteran midfield player Neil Lennon has agreed a one-year contract with Celtic FC to remain at Parkhead for the 2005/06 season.

Captain material
Lennon, who is 34 next week, will sign the deal on his return from holiday, when he is expected to be confirmed as Celtic's new club captain following Jackie McNamara's move to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Double century
Former Northern Irish international Lennon has made 222 appearances for the Glasgow club since arriving in a €9m transfer from Leicester City FC in December 2000.

'A special type of player'
New Celtic manager Gordon Strachan welcomed the news, saying: "I've never been lucky enough to have a player like Neil in my previous sides. We tried to make people like that but it is a special type of player, a special discipline." Scottish Premier League runners-up Celtic will enter the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round.

Last updated: 27/06/05 11.58CET

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