Have your eyes recovered yet? The St Johnstone v Aberdeen game was not a good game of football as the Dons snuck a 1-0 win at McDiarmid Park on Thursday evening to get their season up and running. Without any strikers Derek McInnes will have been delighted with the result after a difficult last few weeks for the club.
It leads into the weekend’s action which should see ALL 12 Scottish Premiership sides in action across Saturday and Sunday.as the SPFL try to avoid any more controversies or difficulties. Despite the action on the field, plenty is still taking place off it as clubs continue to try and tweak and strengthen their squads.
Scroll down and click through for all of Friday’s news and transfer gossip from around Scottish football.
1. Parkhead set for test event
Celtic’s clash with Motherwell at Parkhead next Sunday could be the first competitive football game to be played with fans. The Scottish Government confirmed that a limited capacity crowd could be in operation from 14 September. The Scottish champions fixture is lined up as a test event. (Daily Mail)
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2. Livi eye Stokes
Livingston have set their sights on ex-Hibs and Celtic striker Anthony Stokes. The West Lothian side have lost talisman Lyndon Dykes who moved south to QPR in a record deal for the club. Livi are preparing to offer the out of contract star a one-year deal. (Daily Record)
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3. Blades ace would be 'massive coup'
Rangers have been urged to sign Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram. The Blades star has been linked with a move to Ibrox following contract issues as he enters his final year. Former England international Kevin Phillips believes it would be a “massive coup” for Steven Gerrard. (Football Insider)
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4. Celtic to sign another striker?
Celtic could make a surprise signing in attack with reported interest in Trabzonspor striker Caleb Ekuban. Neil Lennon has been linked with a move for the former Leeds United man previously but the club weren’t willing to match his £7m price tag. However, they are sniffing about the Ghanaian once more. (Fanatik)
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