St Johnstone have hit out at a statement made by Celtic manager Neil Lennon following an astonishing press conference yesterday.

The Celtic boss had just about everyone in his sights as he lashed out at criticism of his club following a warm weather training camp in Dubai which forced 16 players and staff into self-isolation, with two positive Covid-19 tests.

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St Johnstone are in the firing line. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He claimed that Hamilton and St Johnstone did not provide changing rooms appropriate to the current social distancing protocols that are in place but this is something St Johnstone strongly deny.

Responding to the Celtic boss, the Saints’ Head of Football Operations  Kirsten Robertson had said: “St. Johnstone Football Club is extremely disappointed with the completely inaccurate and unfounded comments about our facilities made yesterday by Neil Lennon, the Celtic FC manager, in a media conference.

“We provide one of the largest away team changing areas in the league. Every team, including Celtic, is also provided with a large area for team meetings. We follow all protocols and guidance to ensure the health and safety of all players, staff and officials.

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Disputing Celtic claims. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“When Celtic FC visited McDiarmid Park on October 4th for an SPFL Premiership match, we made sure their every request and requirement was met. Celtic viewed all of our facilities before the game and no issues were raised. No issues were raised with us after the game.

“All during this challenging period of the past nine months, our Football Club has maintained adherence to the highest of standards. Indeed, the SPFL delegates have commended us on our work during this campaign.”

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