Hoops may go for Given
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has not ruled out the possibility of a swoop for keeper Shay Given in January.
Last Updated: 21/09/10 6:42pm
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has not ruled out the possibility of a swoop for out-of-favour Manchester City keeper Shay Given in January.
The Republic of Ireland shot-stopper has not started for the Blues this term after falling behind Joe Hart in City boss Roberto Mancini's pecking order.
Mancini has given the 34-year-old the green light to leave the club in January if he wishes, although he has since insisted he will not be leaving on the cheap.
While Lennon says he is happy with his goalkeeping resources at present, he acknowledges the situation may change in January as on-loan keeper Fraser Foster may be recalled by parent club Newcastle after the injury to their No. 1, Steve Harper.
Lennon told Sky Sports News: "You can ask me that (about the possibility of signing Given) in January.
"I'm very happy with the three goalkeepers we have - they are pushing each other for a first-team place at the minute.
"I think Fraser's done very well since coming in but we'll have to see how that situation develops now Steve Harper's got a bad injury and he (Foster) is on loan from Newcastle and we'll have to look at that in January.
"If he is called back by Newcastle there might not be a lot we can do about it and we might have to look elsewhere then."
Asked if the Hoops could afford Given's wages, he replied: "I don't know, you'll have to speak to (chief executive) Peter (Lawwell) about that.
"But I think we'll be in a position of strength if we're going well in the league, I think we should be okay to add to the squad if we want to."