Scottish Premier League

Lennon set to rotate squad

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Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:49:00

David Ngog's agent has dismissed speculation the Bolton striker is poised to join giants Dynamo Kiev.

Reports suggest Kiev are keen to rush through a deal for the 23-year-old before the transfer window closes in Ukraine in a week's time.

Bruno Satin, one of two representatives acting on Ngog's behalf, admitted to disappointment with Wanderers' current lowly standing in the Championship but insists his client is not looking to force through a move.

"David has no wish to leave Bolton," Satin told the Bolton News. "He has a good relationship with the new manager and with the president, Mr Gartside (Bolton chairman, Phil Gartside), and anyone who knows David also knows he is a gentle person who does not cause trouble.

"He is not seeking to leave the club. It is true that Bolton's league position is disappointing but I think he is working hard to try and help improve that.

"There was some interest in him during the last transfer window but it did not come to anything and he is now concentrating on playing for Bolton.

"He is happy and such a move to Ukraine would not interest him at this time."

Towards the end of the January transfer window, Ngog was heavily linked with a move to Fulham.

Celtic's 1-1 draw against St Johnstone on Tuesday was their fourth midweek game in five weeks with more to come in subsequent Wednesdays against Motherwell and Juventus.

The free midweek saw most of Lennon's side away on international duty and he will mix up his side when managerless Dundee travel to the east end of Glasgow.

Lennon expects to have defender Mikael Lustig and striker Georgios Samaras back after injury but is still waiting to hear if captain Scott Brown needs surgery on an abductor problem.

Lennon told Celtic TV: "I will make some changes. We have got the Motherwell game next Wednesday and I will rotate the squad, but not too much.

"I will maybe give some of the fringe players an opportunity to play.

"That's no disrespect to Dundee because they have got a good squad and they are all itching to play."

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