Football: Training bust-up disrupts Celtic

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Celtic's preparations for tomorrow's Old Firm game have been badly disrupted by a training ground bust-up between Tosh McKinlay and the Swedish international striker, Henrik Larsson, yesterday.

The two clashed during a five-a-side game, with the incident apparently resulting in Larsson sustaining a bloody nose. It is understood that McKinlay, a Scottish international who has lost his place recently to the Frenchman, Stephane Mahe, immediately left the training ground without showering or getting changed.

Larsson later left the country bound for Sweden, but the club stressed that this had nothing to do with the incident at the training ground, but that he was going to attend the funeral of his father-in-law.

The Celtic general manager, Jock Brown, admitted an incident had taken place but insisted: "Morale in the camp could not be better."