Frank McAvennie cannot believe Celtic are building a lounge area for the players to relax after training.

The former Hoops and St Mirren striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the idea is “a load of nonsense” and insisted all the players need to do is “get back to basics” and work harder.

Neil Lennon revealed that a “lounge area” is being built at the Lennoxtown to help the players socialise after training – an improvement he believes will help the squad psychologically.

The development was announced in a week which saw the Scottish Premiership champions lose 4-1 at Sparta Prague and 2-0 at home to Ross County to extend their poor run of form to two wins in 10.

McAvennie is baffled by the news and suggested it will not help the club turn things around on the pitch.

“I know it sounds so easy but get the basics right,” he told Football Insider.

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“If they do the basics right everything will turn around.

“They need to help each other. When you lose the ball go and get it back. The superstars all work their socks off. The boys should take a leaf out of that book.

“There is all of this nonsense about them building a room so that the players can have a chat. What a load of crap that is.

“Building a lounge so they can talk? Please, if they are not talking in training they are not going to speak at all.

“I know it sounds easy but it is about going back to basics. Nobody is working.”

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