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Monday’s Scottish football news and transfer gossip.

Monday, 12th October 2020, 9:28 am
Updated Monday, 12th October 2020, 9:47 am

Elhamed doubt

Hatem Abd Elhamed is the latest Celtic star who could miss the Old Firm clash with Rangers on Saturday. The Israeli defender is awaiting results of a coronavirus test after complaining of feeling unwell after the nations League match with the Czech Republic. He was placed in isolation until results are returned. (Various)

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Xavi on Wilshere to Rangers

Monday's Scottish football news and transfer gossip. Picture: SNS
Monday's Scottish football news and transfer gossip. Picture: SNS

Barcelona legend Xavi has weighed into the Jack Wilshere to Rangers debate. The Spanish midfield maestro reckons the ex-Arsenal star would be the best player in Scotland if he moved to Ibrox on a free contract. Xavi said: “Rangers could be a very good fit for him. The pace in Scotland is not as fast as England and it would give him more time on the ball. That is where he excels, his vision and passing is incredible.” (Daily Record)

Clarke hails Dykes

Scotland boss has hailed Lyndon Dykes as "international class". The striker scored the winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Slovakia in the Nations League on Sunday. Clarke said: “Lyndon has done well, I don’t think anyone who has watched him play could say anything otherwise. He was part of a very good team performance. He will get the headlines because he scored the goal, that’s what strikers do.” (The Scotsman)

Gilmour loan advised

Teenage Scotland ace Billy Gilmour has been told to leave Chelsea on loan in January by an unnamed agent. The 19-year-old former Rangers starlet has yet to feature this season for the first-team. (The Athletic)

West of Scotland League concern

The West of Scotland League has been thrown into crisis with a host of teams withdrawing from the new league. Up to 14 teams have taken such a decision due to the current climate and the financial concerns posed. Auchinleck Talbot and Pollock are two of the biggest names to pull out. (Scottish Sun)

Duffy's wage admission

Celtic ace Shane Duffy has revealed his wages are paid in full by the Scottish champions. The Irishman responded to a post on Twitter which referenced Brighton paying some of his wages while he was on loan. The player sought to correct the claim.

Nisbet eyes Scotland call

Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet has set his sights on a Scotland call-up. The noise around the player is growing after netting another goal at the weekend to take him to seven in nine for new club Hibs. He said about Scotland: “That was definitely one of the reasons for coming here but my feet are still firmly on the ground.” (Evening News)

Old Firm leveller

Ex-Celtic forward Kris Commons reckons the lack of crowd at Parkhead for the Old Firm clash on Saturday is a "leveller". He said: "There's no doubt in my mind that this new scenario does favour Rangers. Home advantage is so much to do with the hostile atmosphere that the Celtic fans create. That's one less thing for Steven Gerrard's players to contend with.” (Daily Mail)

Hammers want Celtic target

West Ham have made a move for Celtic target Ben Davies. The £10m-valued Preston star was tracked by the Scottish champions before the transfer window closed. The Hammers have “made contact” over a move before the domestic window closes in England this week. (Football Insider)

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