Celtic boss Neil Lennon unmoved by Kris Commons tweets

Neil Lennon insists he will not make a big issue of Kris Commons questioning on Twitter why he was not in the Celtic team to face Rangers on Sunday.

The midfielder was absent from the 4-2 defeat by Rangers at Ibrox but claimed he was fit and available.

Lennon would have preferred Commons to have kept matters in-house.

But the Celtic manager said: "He is obviously frustrated he was left out of the squad and I accept that but won't make a massive issue of that."

Commons posted on the social network on Sunday night after fans questioned why he was left out of the 18-man squad for the match at Ibrox.

Kris Commons
Scotland winger Commons was left out of Sunday's Old Firm encounter

The Tweet read: "Was fit and available for selection. Don't know why I wasn't picked but gotta work hard to get back in!!!"

Commons then maintained he was commited to Celtic and Lennon then suggested he may not use Twitter again.

Responding to Commons' Tweet, Lennon said: "He said he was fit, but he didn't train on Saturday and said he had tight groins.

"I didn't want to take that chance with him.

"Looking at the bench, we had two strikers on it and Joe Ledley as well and you've got to pick three under-21s as well.

"So we thought it best to leave Kris out of it.

"I'd have preferred it to be kept in-house, but this is the modern way of it - social networking seems to be the way forward."

Lennon was talking ahead of the Scottish Communities League Cup third-round tie against Ross County and the manager said that Commons would be considered for Wednesday's game in Dingwall.

However, captain Scott Brown, who also missed Sunday's game, fellow midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung, striker Georgios Samaras and defender Mark Wilson will all miss out through injury.

Defender Kelvin Wilson is also a doubt, but midfielder Ledley, winger James Forrest and centre-half Daniel Majstorovic are in contention for a return to the starting line-up.

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