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MURPHY TARGETS TROPHIES

Daryl Murphy has set his sights for all the trophies on offer this season with Celtic. Neil Lennon's Bhoys have already been knocked out of Europe but they have made a stunning start to the domestic campaign, winning all five of their SPL matches.

Celtic entertain Inverness in the third round of the Co-operative Insurance Cup on Wednesday night and Murphy is targeting success. "I think every competition we're left in now, especially the league, we are looking to win," said the 27-year-old, who joined from Sunderland this summer.

STOKES ANTICIPATING CELTIC ARRIVAL

Celtic new boy Anthony Stokes says he has arrived at the club a more mature player after completing a transfer deadline day move.

Stokes put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal at the Glasgow giants following a reported £1.2million switch from SPL rivals Hibernian.

The deal has brought the 22-year-old to Parkhead three years after turning down the Old Firm club, who made overtures for the Irishman in 2007.

Stokes opted to join Sunderland instead, but after a punctuated spell in England, has finally made his way to Celtic.

CELTIC KEEN ON JAMES

Celtic have shown their interest in England international David James and are keen to sign him according to Lennon. Lennon has Pole Lukasz Zaluska and American Dominic Cervi but wants a major figure to compensate for the loss of Boruc, who has left for Fiorentina.

"We are still a long way off and it's early days in terms of negotiation," said the Celtic manager.

James' former club Portsmouth have withdrawn an offer they made in May.

The 39-year-old goalkeeper made 138 appearances for Pompey and, according to club administrator Andrew Andronikou, wanted to be their player-manager.

CELTIC CHASE LEDLEY

Celtic are edging closer to landing highly-rated Welsh midfielder Joe Ledley. The Cardiff City ace has visited the club’s Lennoxtown training complex and is in talks over a Bosman move, according to reports.

Ledley, valued at around £5 million, has been attracting the attention of several clubs in the English Premier League, with Celtic’s Glasgow rivals Rangers also having been linked with the player.

McStay back at Celtic

Willie McStay marked his return to coach Celtic's reserve side with a 4-0 victory over Dundee at Lennoxtown.

All four goals arrived in the second-half from Paddy McCourt, Paul McGowan and Morten Rasmussen (two).

Edson Braafheid, Zheng Zhi and Marc Crosas were among the other first-team stars included in the starting XI.

McStay resigned as head coach of Hungarian side Ujpest last week amid reports of financial problems, having arrived in at the club in July.

Lennon Unsure on Future

Interim Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists he has not discussed remaining permanently in post with the Glasgow club's board of directors.

Lennon, who took over from Tony Mowbray last month, says he is fully focused on recovering from Saturday's shock Scottish Cup defeat by Ross County.

"The situation remains the same from the day I took over after Tony left," Lennon told BBC Scotland.

"I'm not asking about it. I'm just too busy concentrating on things."

Keane Rues Celtic Form

Robbie Keane is making no excuses about Celtic’s shock defeat at the hands of Ross County on Saturday which killed off any hopes of picking up silverware in what has be a tumultuous season for the Parkhead side. The on-loan striker, like the rest of his team-mates, failed to make an impact on the game and allowed County to bag two goals and send the Glasgow giants out of the Scottish Cup.

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