We need FOOTBALLING miracle, clarifies Celtic's Lennon

 Misunderstanding causes grief in the Celtic camp...

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has been forced to be more specific in his request for '˜a miracle' ahead of Wednesday evening’s Champions League last 16 second leg against Juventus.

With the Bhoys trailing 3-0 on aggregate and a daunting trip to Turin ahead of them, Lennon had requested a miracle in the press.

However, after a series of God-given training ground incidents that seem to do little to further the Scottish side'™s cause, Lennon has admitted that he didn'™t quite make his demands clear.

Lennon looked on nonplussed earlier in the week as Victor Wanyama exorcised Legion -“ a demon that had inhabited Fraser Forster for several months.

And sources inside the club report that Celtic's preparations for Wednesday's game have been if anything hampered by Joe Ledley'™s wife being turned into a pillar of salt, as the Welsh international has taken time off to be at her shaker-side.

'The whole miracle thing has been a bit of a nightmare to be totally honest with you,' Lennon told FourFourTwo.

"We were all very impressed when Georgey [Georgios Samaras] turned the water in the players'™ bottles into wine on Monday afternoon, but that really did very little to help us in the build-up to the Juventus trip. In fact, the lad'™s got a disciplinary hearing booked.

"And while it was lovely that Ambrose managed to heal up Scotty Brown'™s adductor simply by placing his hands on it, we'™ve now barely seen him all week because he'™s been off curing lepers.

"What I was really looking for was something more along the lines of a couple of early goals or a soft penalty or something."

Celtic will go in search of a famous upset without Mikael Lustig (groin) and Emilio Izaguirre (parting the Red Sea).

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