New deal for McNamara

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Celtic have agreed a new contract with Scotland international Jackie McNamara.

The long-serving Parkhead captain has been involved in talks ahead of the club's Uefa Cup tie with Villarreal.

"I'm glad the immediate future has been sorted out," he told The Daily Record.

"I'm looking forward to my tenth season at Celtic."

The length of the deal is believed to be a further 12 months for the full back.

Meanwhile, Martin O'Neill has dismissed speculation that John Hartson could make a comeback from injury before the end of what has been a marvellous campaign for the Glasgow side.

The Bhoys boss claims the Welshman is on course to be ready to return for pre-season training, but he will not be rushed back before then.