Lennon admits Wilson interest

Neil Lennon has confirmed Kelvin Wilson is in contention to play for Celtic against Elfsborg, but conceded the defender could be leaving the club.

Last Updated: 07/08/13 at 18:07 Post Comment

Kelvin Wilson: Celtic defender linked with Nottingham Forest return

Kelvin Wilson: Celtic defender linked with Nottingham Forest return

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Wilson is reported to have been the subject of two failed bids from his former club Nottingham Forest and Lennon has suggested the 27-year-old is feeling homesick.

The centre-half joined Celtic from Forest two years ago and has established himself as a key figure in Lennon's plans.

Lennon is aware of the interest in Wilson, but is planning to include him in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League qualifier against Elfsborg on Wednesday night.

Asked if Wilson, who has recovered from shin splints, had asked the club for a move, Lennon said: "Certainly not to me, maybe to the club, but not that I'm aware of at the minute.

"Kelvin is here and in contention. I spoke to him (on Monday). I am not going to discuss what I said privately to the player, that is between me and him.

"He is aware of what we think of him and he knows the situation and what lies ahead of him.

"He is quite calm, he is that type, if he is picked and he is ready to play I am sure he won't let us down.

"There is no getting away from the fact that there is genuine interest from a club in England but I don't want to discuss any of the players' situations or conditions until after the game tomorrow night.

"He is a very good pro. I've known him for a long time and I understand the difficulties sometimes. Certain situations crop up and you deal with them the best you can. You have to think about the player as well as the situation at the club.

"There are things we could do for Kelvin but it could be his mind is already made up and that's a difficult thing to deal with.

"He has family in Nottingham, a young daughter, and he finds it difficult being away from that family environment. That is the main crux of his situation."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ew Shaun Wright Phillips, there I've said it. If any club offers stupid money we'd be stupid to say no, he's not a potential worldie by any stretch and I feel that after a few years warming the bench at city or Chelsea he'll be back at QPR smoking sheesha pipes under Harry Redknapp.

uncle monty
Sterling Case For Leaving 'Bigger' Club

I

f Klopp is available and willing to go there, they have to sign him up. Far better manager than Rodgers. The reason Liverpool fail in so many big games is the inflexible nature of their manager and his inability to find strikers who fit into his inflexible style of play. A feature of nearly every game that the team comes up short is the way the opposition midfield appears to overpower them. It's too easy.

Gab1965
Make Way For A Proper Genius, Brendan

B

est player award should not go to a player who's second best at all the importent categories (i.e goals, assists etc) just because his team is at the top. If you are not first you are last; if you're second you are the first loser ( looking at you Hazard). David De Gea for POTY.

mrbigstuff
Chelsea Not Worthy? Oh Please Stop It...

Footer 365

Liverpool stay silent on rumours Jordan Henderson has signed five-year contract at club

Liverpool have declined to comment on reports midfielder Jordan Henderson has signed a new five-year deal at the club.

Chelsea's Kurt Zouma explains 'job' on Marouane Fellaini

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has given an insight into his Marouane Fellaini mission in the 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Tom Cleverley credits Tim Sherwood for turning around Villa's fortunes

Tom Cleverley says Aston Villa have been transformed by Tim Sherwood's attacking mentality.

Mail Box

Klopp Over Rodgers? Not On Your Nelly

Liverpool fans have short memories and should give Rodgers more time, while Jose's tactics and claims are getting many more in a stew. It's the afternoon Mailbox...

Thank You And Goodbye, Mr Rodgers

The genius of Tactics Tim, time is up for Rodgers, the curious case of Eric Lamela, and the flaws of tactical voting - today's Mailbox is bursting at the seams...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company