SPL leaders Celtic give Engish duo Gary Hooper and Kelvin Wilson weekend off

Kelvin Wilson: Left in Lennoxtown

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon says he has given his only two first team players left at Lennoxtown the weekend off.

The majority of the Scottish Premier League leaders' squad were away from the training complex on World Cup qualifying duty.

Only Englishmen Kelvin Wilson and Gary Hooper were left with Lennon and the Irishman has told them to go off and recharge their batteries for bigger challenges ahead.

Lennon said: "On Wednesday we only had Kelvin and Gary in out of the first team so we gave them a hard work day and then they will have Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday off, just to go and rest because the amount of pressurised games we have had has been quite intense.

"I want them to just go away for a couple of days, relax and take their mind off football and come back refreshed for going again on Monday.

"We have worked them quite hard this week in terms of physical stuff and running-wise, and now they are due a break.

"It gives them a chance to replenish their body, and it's also important for their own mental approach to have a break."