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Celtic FC news round-up: Connor passes away, Champions League Russia ruling & Lennon favourite for League Two job

CELTIC earned a vital three points against St Mirren last night, as they maintained their three-point gap over Rangers at the top of the Premiership.

Next up is the dreaded trip to Livingston – where Celtic have yet to win since their promotion in 2019.

Here are the top Celtic stories from Thursday, March 3…

Frank Connor passes away

Former Celtic player Frank Connor has died at the age of 86.

The former goalkeeper passed away this morning following a short illness.

Connor also had stints with St Mirren, Portadown, Derry City, Albion Rovers and Cowdenbeath.

READ MORE: Frank Connor passes away aged 86 as Celtic send their condolences

Ex-Celtic gaffer favourite to take over League Two side

Neil Lennon is the bookies’ favourite to become the next manager of Leyton Orient.

The English League Two side are on the hunt for a replacement after the recent departure of Kenny Jackett.

BetVictor have Lennon priced at 4/6 with Jonathan Woodgate the next in line at 4/1.

READ MORE: Neil Lennon set for management return as ex-Celtic boss favourite for Leyton Orient vacancy

UEFA Russia ruling which could impact Champions League

Celtic and Rangers could be set to benefit from Russia’s Uefa ban with a Champions League spot now almost guaranteed.

The winner of the Scottish Premiership was already in pole position to secure a spot in Europe’s elite tournament.

But now with the news that Uefa will be banning Russian clubs from participating in their competitions due to the invasion of Ukraine, Scotland looks set to benefit.

READ MORE: Celtic and Rangers Champions League hopes could be impacted by new Uefa Russia ruling

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