After that shocking defeat last night, Celtic’s captain Scott Brown took to the press microphone and when told of what his manager said regarding some players might not want to be at the club, Broonie was stunned.

The one man we can always rely on is Scott Brown as the captain is about to lead us to that glorious 10 in a row, but even Broonie can have his off days where he looks sluggish and he knows that criticism comes his way also as our leader on the pitch.

The gaffer claimed some of his stars have been working for six months on leaving the club.

But when hearing of Lennon’s outburst regarding certain players that the gaffer knows who don’t want to play for the club any longer, the Hoops skipper was quite stunned.

“I don’t know what people have said to him individually, to be perfectly honest.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if they want to be here or not, once they go on that park everyone gives 100 per cent and that’s what the gaffer demands.

“It wasn’t the best performance. We’ve dominated the ball, but we’ve not been clinical enough in front of goal and we were a little bit sloppy with the two goals.”

Asked if he hoped any unsettled stars would approach him in his role as club captain, Brown answered: “Yeah, definitely. I hope everyone wants to be here.

“For me, it’s a fantastic club. There’s a lot of lads that love this club who want to see us winning games and have been there throughout, winning trophies, winning trebles and we know the feeling and it means so much to us.

“But for now, if people don’t want to be here it’s hard, but it’s not up to me whether they stay or not.

“That’s for the manager and the board and that’s a discussion with the players that want to be here and the players that don’t want to be here.”

A fuming Lennon had earlier said: “There are some players who may want to leave and have made inroads into that over the last six months or so.

“So, if they don’t want to be here, we have to do something about it.

“If they are making waves to leave the club they are obviously not committed. And I want players who are committed to the club.

“I’m putting it out there because it has been bugging me for a long, long time.”