ST MIRREN boss Stephen Robinson has blasted the alleged abuse against Dumbarton loanee Gallagher Lennon, calling it "unacceptable".

Police Scotland is currently investigating claims that the 18-year-old was the victim of abuse from his own fans during Stevie Farrell's side's 3-2 defeat to East Fife on Saturday, March 9 at Bayview Park in Fife.

It is alleged that taunts referenced death threats that his dad Neil received when managing Celtic.

Gallagher's mum Irene reportedly heard the comments at the fixture and made Dumbarton aware of the issue.

The League Two side previously put out a statement saying they were supporting a player after an incident during the match and now Robinson has also made clear that the defender has plenty of support from his parent club.

Speaking to the Daily Record, he said: "It's not acceptable. I have spoken to Gall, he'll have all of our support as always. I've spoken to his family and they know my thoughts.

"What we should be talking about with Gallagher is he's the captain of the Northern Ireland U19s, he's been fantastic for Dumbarton, and they've handled the situation very well.

"I'd rather talk about how well he is doing as a young player rather than give credit to anything else.