Lennon cools Snodgrass talk

Celtic boss Neil Lennon claims there is no substance to reports linking him with Norwich City winger Robert Snodgrass.

It has been suggested that the Bhoys are keen on bringing the Glasgow-born forward back home.

Lennon has openly admitted to being in the market for new recruits in January, and added creativity would be welcomed at Parkhead.

Snodgrass has proved himself at Championship and Premier League level in England and is a full Scotland international with 15 caps to his name.

Lennon appreciates that a club the size of Celtic are going to be linked with numerous names before the winter window closes, but he insists that no thought has been given to a raid on Carrow Road.

On the Snodgrass rumours, he told reporters after Celtic's 3-0 victory over Motherwell: "There's nothing in that.

"I'm going to get linked with a lot of players but I'm not going to talk about players who are contracted to other clubs."

Lennon may not have to dip into the transfer market in order to work with Snodgrass, with it speculated that he is a leading contender to replace Chris Hughton at Norwich if he is relieved of his managerial duties.

The former Northern Ireland international is, however, expecting Hughton to be given time to get things right.

He added: "It's just speculation, but I think they won (against Hull City) so I'm delighted for Chris. I think he'll be safe for another while.

"He's doing a good job there and keeping them out of the bottom three.

"I cannot help the speculation, I'm flatted but he's a good man and a good manager in that job so good luck to him."