Lennon's plea to Stark

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Neil Lennon is looking for Scotland caretaker boss Billy Stark to make the national team a Celtic-free zone this week after claiming fatigue had caught up with his players in their 1-1 Clydesdale Bank Premier League draw with St Johnstone at Parkhead.

With a game at Aberdeen next Saturday before a trip to Benfica in the Champions League the following week amid a relentless schedule, the Celtic boss is looking for Stark to leave Charlie Mulgrew and Kris Commons on the sidelines in the Luxembourg friendly on Wednesday night.

Hoops winger James Forrest was left out of Stark's squad with a hamstring complaint and skipper Scott Brown has been excused duty due to his ongoing hip complaint. Lennon said: "I have spoken to Billy already but I might give him a call again tomorrow. I don't know if Charlie is fit enough to go now after today, we will see how he is tomorrow."

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