The Scottish Football Association's compliance officer Vincent Lunny has written to Neil Lennon for the third time in just over a week, asking for an explanation of comments made by the Celtic manager about referees ahead of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with St Johnstone at Parkhead this coming Sunday.

Ahead of the visit of the Saints, which will be refereed by George Salmond, Lennon was quoted in Tuesday's Evening Times as saying: "It will be nice just to be able to go out and think only about winning a game of football - and maybe have a decent refereeing performance into the bargain."

The Parkhead boss has allegedly breached rule 69, which prevents managers commenting on referees before games, a rule which was implemented at the start of the season. The Northern Irishman has until Friday to respond.

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