Date: 8th December 2016 at 5:56pm
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By Emma Sanders

James McFadden has hit out at Celtic’s assistant manager Chris Davies after he appeared to avoid shaking the hand of Motherwell manager Mark McGhee.

Celtic recorded a dramatic 4-3 victory against Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership last Saturday but it was off-field instances which dominated the headlines.

The Hoops were frustrated at being told to warm-up in a different area of the pitch and Davies claimed after the game that Motherwell were “doing everything they can on and off the pitch to disrupt” Celtic.

However, McFadden has backed his manager and claims Davies decision not to shake the boss’ hand showed “a lack of respect” and McGhee was right to take offence.

“A lot has been said about the way the manager reacted. Chris Davies decides not to come up and shake people’s hands, put his face in other people’s faces, which is a lack of respect. So the manager took offence to that and quite rightly so,” said McFadden, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“There was nothing during the game in terms of animosity, and Chris Davies comes up and doesn’t shake hands after the game.”

McFadden claimed his team were “more than accommodating” because Motherwell made special arrangements for Celtic’s kit to be laid out in the changing room on Friday afternoon.

Motherwell were leading 2-0 at half-time after Louis Moult scored a brace within 35 minutes. Celtic responded immediately after the break though when Callum McGregor scored on the 48th minute.

Patrick Roberts, Stuart Armstrong and Tom Rogic rounded-off a brilliant display from Brendan Rodgers’ side in the second half.

Celtic now lead the Scottish Premiership by eight points and they still have three games in hand over Rangers, who currently sit in second place.

In other Celtic news, Patrick Roberts talks about his future at the club.