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Celtic standing up to SFA

Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby insists they will never stop fighting for what they feel is right following a week of disagreements with the Scottish Football Association.

Mjallby, however, stressed to his players that they have to move on from any feelings of injustice following the 1-1 draw against Hamilton on Wednesday.

Celtic announced two appeals to the SFA this week, the first one sparked by a six-match ban handed to manager Neil Lennon on Tuesday for being sent to the stand during a defeat by Hearts in November.

Celtic have yet to submit that, but they yesterday sent appeal ed against the red card shown to James Forrest at New Douglas Park, allowing the winger to feature against Hibernian at Easter Road today with the hearing set to be held early next week.

The Swede said: “You can't give up, it's in our nature to fight for everything and that's what we are going to do.

“This is our job, to do as well as we can to win games and improve the players.

“There are going to be some situations off the pitch that the manager has to deal with a wee bit more than the rest of us but he is shrewd enough to do that.”

l Dundee have lost their second and final appeal against a 25-point deduction for going into administration.

The Irn-Bru First Division team failed in an appeal to the SFA after the Scottish Football League upheld their original decision last year.

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