Celtic manager Neil Lennon has urged the club and its' supporters not to allow outside negative influences to have an impact ahead of the new season.

Lennon was referring to the situation surrounding newco Rangers and the rejection of their application to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, with the Hoops' Old Firm rivals still unsure of which level of the Scottish Football League ladder they will enter this campaign.

Reigning champions Celtic were one of many SPL clubs to vote against Rangers' admission into the top flight but Lennon is keen to put the issue behind him and wants the fans to do the same. He told the club's official website: "We cannot let outside negative influences dictate the mood at Celtic."

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