Scottish Football RECAP: Celtic 4th after late win over Dundee United, Steven Gerrard sends Morelos STRONG message, Accies of the bottom with derby success

All the latest from around the Scottish football, including transfers and today’s action from the Premiership

Saturday, 22nd August 2020, 10:19 am
Updated Saturday, 22nd August 2020, 7:24 pm

It’s game day in Scotland with four matches this afternoon and plenty of intrigue. There’s a Lanarkshire derby as Motherwell host bottom of the table Hamilton Accies looking for their first points of the season, Rangers host Kilmarnock looking to bounce back from a disappointing draw with Livingston on Sunday and inconsistent Ross County travel to Jim Goodwin’s St Mirren side who are off to a good start.

But perhaps the most interesting fixture of all takes place at Tannadice. Celtic are back in action after their Boli Boligoli inspired hiatus and they will face a tough test in Micky Mellon’s Dundee United side who look well organised and hard to beat.

Celtic: Get the latest team news, match previews and reports

Celtic: Get the latest team news, match previews and reports

We will have live updates throughout the day and from the match in Dundee which kicks off at 5.30pm.

Dundee United welcome Celtic to Tannadice on Saturday evening. Picture: SNS
Dundee United welcome Celtic to Tannadice on Saturday evening. Picture: SNS

Scottish Football LIVE - latest news, transfer speculation and Premiership updates (22-08-20)

Last updated: Saturday, 22 August, 2020, 19:23

  • Dundee United 0 - 1 Celtic - Ajeti
  • Rangers 2 - 0 Kilmarnock - Roofe & Kent
  • Motherwell 0 - 1 Accies - Odoffin
  • St Mirren 1 - 1 Ross County - Obika, Sheron (OG)

Hello and welcome back to the live blog.

Relive all the action from today in the Scottish Premiership and around the SPFL.

Celtic linked with move for Spurs ace

Celtic are reported to be keen on Tottenham Hotspur’s £25m star Ryan Sessegnon.

The England international has struggled since making the move from Fulham last summer. He played just 12 times last season.

Neil Lennon is keen on a loan move for the 20-year-old left-back, report The Athletic, but will face competition for his signature.

Newcastle join Duffy race

Newcastle United have made Shane Duffy a transfer priority, report Football Insider.

Celtic are keen on the Republic of Ireland international with Neil Lennon confirming “tentative enquiries” have been made.

The Parkhead side could struggle to match the finances on offer from the likes of Newcastle and West Ham.

Killie XI to face Rangers

Kent starts for Rangers

Motherwell XI v Hamilton

St Mirren XI v Ross County

Ross County XI v Buddies

Brandon Barker is starting through the middle for Rangers behind Kemar Roofe with Cedric Itten out wide.

Brutal news for Hearts star Souttar

Rangers fluid in attack

Kilmarnock are going to have to be wary of the movement of Rangers’ frontline.

The four attackers are floating around, especially Ryan Kent who has been given a free role and looks keen to get on the ball and make things happen.

Jonathan Obika grabs is second of the season as the Buddies look to continue their good start to the season.

Cedric Itten sees the ball ounce into his path but he blazed over at Ibrox.

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