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Saturday Round-Up: Rodgers Praises Lennon, Lennon Praises Griffiths

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Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers - FA Cup Fourth Round
Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon during their time as Liverpool and Bolton managers respectively
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THE BIG STORY: With Neil Lennon returning to Celtic Park as Hibs manager today - you can read our match preview here - Brendan Rodgers has tipped Lennon to one day return to Celtic as manager and better his achievements of his first spell, and that he is ‘good enough’ to manage in the English Premier League. Meanwhile, Lennon has praised Leigh Griffiths, declaring him as ‘faster and stronger’ than he was during Lennon’s time as Celtic manager. An awful lot of mutual praise here, thankfully that’ll end at three o’clock this afternoon at Celtic park.

OTHER NEWS: Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that both Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong will be out injured for a ‘few weeks’, hopefully both will return to the squad in time for the Bayern Munich match next month.

Scott Sinclair, who was a key man in Wednesday night’s victory in Belgium, has revealed that he is doing extra work in training as he attempts to improve his game even more.

Here’s an interesting one: former Celtic supremo Fergus McCann was spotted in Glasgow yesterday, and it seems that he will be making one of his rare appearances at Celtic Park today.

ON THIS DAY: In 2001, goals from Stan Petrov and Alan Thompson gave Celtic a 2-0 victory over Rangers at Ibrox Park.

In 1992, Celtic provided one of the highlights of the early 90s as we overcame a goal defecit to defeat Cologne 3-0 at Celtic Park and win 3-2 on aggregate in the first round of the UEFA Cup. Paul McStay and Gerry Creaney levelled the tie before a solo John Collins strike won the tie late in the game.