Lennon moving on from saga
Neil Lennon says Celtic have not done 'anything wrong' over the rescinded penalty incident.
Last Updated: 05/11/10 5:14pm
Celtic boss Neil Lennon insists the club have not done 'anything wrong' over the rescinded penalty incident against Dundee United at Tannadice almost three weeks ago.
Referee Dougie McDonald was given a warning by the SFA's referees committee following an investigation into the incident which saw assistant Steven Craven quit refereeing.
McDonald admitted lying to Lennon after the game and with the debate about refereeing standards constantly in the media, Hoops striker Gary Hooper claimed earlier this week that McDonald should not officiate again in the SPL.
In anticipation of the club issuing a statement, Lennon said: "I don't think we have done anything wrong and the players don't think they have done anything wrong either.
"All I have been doing is concentrating on the games. The club will make a statement and we will follow on after that.
"I have not mentioned it to the players at all. It is out of our hands at the moment.
"They are footballers who want to play football and win things and that has been our main focus in the last six months."
Asked if the issue would help foster a siege mentality at Parkhead, Lennon replied: "I hope so. We are trying to build that anyway and this is a back-handed way of doing it. But we will use it as a motivation for the players."
Lennon was pleased to welcome back Henrik Larsson to the club's Lennoxtown training complex.
Larsson, who played for Celtic between 1997 and 2004, is in Glasgow for Sunday's tribute dinner for former team-mate Chris Sutton.
The Swede took the opportunity to join in training and Lennon is hoping some of his magic rubbed off on the players.
"We had been talking on the phone the last few weeks and he wanted to come and see the facilities and it was nice to have him here," Lennon said.
"Hopefully they will have taken a bit of inspiration from it.
"He was absolutely great and some of the younger centre-halves will have maybe learned something from him.
"We said to the players 'There's your marker, aspire to be like that guy'.
"He didn't have it easy in his career but with dedication, talent and hard work you can get to the very top of the game and hopefully to see the man himself will be motivation for the players."