Celtic boss Lennon desperate to keep Southampton target Hooper

tribalfootball.com Updated July 8, 2012, 9:07 pm

Celtic boss Neil Lennon is desperate not to lose Gary Hooper.

Southampton are keen to bring the Englishman to the Premier League.

Lennon said: "He's a player I like and he's done really well here.

"We'd like to tie him down for a bit longer if we could.

"He's really enjoying it here and at just 24 he's still got plenty of progress in him.

"He knows he has a big season ahead of him in terms of Europe and the domestic scene and he wants a wee taste of that again.

"We met his reps at the end of May so I'd assume talks will continue in the next few weeks."

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2014/15 Scottish Premiership

Rank Team Won Lost Points
1 Celtic 29 4 92
2 Aberdeen 23 9 75
3 Inverness CT 19 11 65
4 St Johnstone 16 13 57
5 Dundee Utd 17 16 56
6 Dundee 11 15 45
7 Hamilton 15 15 53
8 Partick 12 16 46
9 Ross C. 12 18 44
10 Kilmarnock 11 19 41