Scottish Football RECAP: DONE DEAL as Celtic starlet departs and Scott Brown hails Hoops signings; Rangers latest
The Scotsman brings you all the latest transfer speculation, news and more from around the SPFL as it happens this Thursday, September 10!
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Scottish Football RECAP - Celtic, Rangers, Hibs & Hearts
Last updated: Thursday, 10 September, 2020, 13:57
- Hibs clash with St Mirren is ‘in doubt’ after a positive coronavirus test
- Celtic striker Tom Rogic has been tipped to depart by a former Parkhead favourite
- Reports suggest the Hoops are hopeful of bringing QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel to the club
- Rangers target Crysencio Summerville could be set for a £1.3m move to Leeds United
- Hearts defender Christophe Berra in fitness race after injury setback
RIP, Jock Stein
The morning gossip
Celtic are hopeful of bringing QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel to the club. (The Scottish Sun)
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has claimed that £3.5 summer signing Kemar Roofe has taken up a notch during the international break. (Rangers.co.uk)
Reported Rangers target and young Dutch winger Crysencio Summerville could be set for a £1.3m move to Premier League Leeds United. (Daily Mail)
Aberdeen have confirmed midfielder Craig Bryson has left the club. (Various)
Frank McAvennie talks Rangers midfielder
Frank McAvennie has heaped praise on Rangers midfielder Steven Davis after he equalled the all-time appearance record for Northern Ireland.
He told Football Insider:
“You have got to say congratulations.
"A player that I thought was a great signing for Rangers the first time and the second time – even better.
“He has such great experience. Davis has come back up and he has such great composure on the ball. He is so sure of himself. He has been there, seen it and done it.
“To get that amount of caps is so impressive. To still have that hunger and desire to play for your country is admirable. You have to say well done.”
Hibs v St Mirren ‘in doubt'
A St Mirren first-team player is self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus on Monday, it is being reported by BBC Scotland.
Celtic star tipped for Parkhead exit
Celtic star Tom Rogic could still quit Parkhead this summer…
That’s according to former Parkhead striker Scott McDonald.
Speaking to The Scottish Sun, he said: “I’m surprised Celtic are allowing Tom Rogic to leave, because he’s got such experience.
“There’s no question he’s still a quality player, but he needs to fit into the right kind of system, and I don’t think Neil Lennon’s playing that system.
“There will be no one more frustrated than Rogic himself. He’s been at Celtic for seven years now and had some great success.
“He was one of the key players in that Invincible Treble year and beyond that through Brendan Rodgers’ tenure.
“For Tom, he’s only going to go to the likes of Qatar if it’s ridiculous money on offer.
“I can understand why he turned it down and demanded the type of figure he’s asking to go to Qatar, because essentially it’s the end-game in terms of his European career.
“He wants to make sure it’s a move that will set him up financially for the rest of his days, because he’s giving up a lot to go and do it.
“There’s no club quite like Celtic and once you leave you realise that.
“You can go to other clubs, but you will certainly miss Celtic Park. The sacrifice has to be worth it.
“I still think there’s time for this move to happen though, it’s not dead in the water.
“These Middle East clubs can always come back with a bigger offer, so it’s watch this space.”
Leicester City FAVOURITES in race to sign £30m-rated Celtic striker - according to SkyBet
All odds correct at the time of writing (9:35am BST, September 10) Over 18s only. Please gamble responsibly and Be Gamble Aware. www.begambleaware.org.
Odds on Ryan Kent transfer to Leeds United shift overnight
SkyBet’s odds on Ryan Kent sealing an Ibrox Stadium exit this summer have shifted overnight.
Yesterday, Leeds United were priced at 15/8 to bring the winger to Elland Road, that price has now shifted to 5/2.
West Brom have moved from 16/1 to 25/1 overnight, whilst Aston Villa’s price has remained the same.
All odds correct at the time of writing (9:42am BST, September 10) Over 18s only. Please gamble responsibly and Be Gamble Aware. www.begambleaware.org.
Hearts defender Christophe Berra in fitness race after injury setback
Hearts defender Christophe Berra faces a race to be fully fit for the new season after suffering an injury setback.
He is expected to miss another… READ MORE HERE
Rangers face worry over player fitness
Rangers are worried about Borna Barisic’s fitness for this weekend’s clash with Dundee United.
The star missed Croatia’s international clash with FIFA World Cup winners France due to injury.
Croatia’s team doctor Zoran Bahtijarevic explained the left-back’s absence from the heavy loss by admitting he had picked up a knock against Portugal a few days earlier.
Scott Brown speaks to media ahead of Ross County clash
Here’s what he had to say:
“We know Dingwall’s a hard place to go. The pitch should be good and it’ll be a battle. Here’s hoping we have a good performance, work hard and press them high up the park.
"No matter who you’re playing against, it’s hard playing in front of no fans. For us, it’s about getting the fans back in as safely as possible and here’s hoping we do that very soon.
“The fans are our 12th man at Celtic Park. Everyone knows how good they are. They kick us on and that’s who we want to play for. We want to play in front of 60,000 fans, we’ve missed that.
“I had a few days off to relax, recover and worked hard when we’ve been back in. I’m looking forward to the next month before the international break. Hopefully we have good results and performances.”
“We can always do better. We’ve had one bad result but when you look back at all the games, we’ve dominated but not scored as much as we’d have liked to. There’s a few improvements we can make but we’re looking good and in a good place now."