O'Neill defends Douglas
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Martin O'Neill has sprang to the defence of under-fire goalkeeper Rab Douglas.Celtic boss Martin O'Neill has sprang to the defence of under-fire goalkeeper Rab Douglas.
The Scottish international has come under fire following his blunder in last weekend's Old Firm defeat to Rangers.
Douglas' future at Celtic remains uncertain, with his current contract due to expire at the end of the season, and reports suggesting Leicester City are keen on his signature.
O'Neill admitted he plans to hold talks with Douglas to discuss his future and believes he will bounce back from his mistake against The Gers.
"Rab will have a number of options in the summer," said O'Neill.
"He is out of contract and if rumours are to be believed there will be a number of teams interested in taking him.
"I am sure ideally that if offered a contract here, he would give it some consideration, but there are lots of things to be discussed between now and the end of the season. It is still February.
"I will sit down and give it some consideration. He and his agent will be the first people to know, but any player who comes to the end of his contract and has a number of offers will have to consider everything.
"Rab's got over these things before. It is not the end of the world, we can come back from this, and that is what we intend to do."