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Scotland manager Alex McLeish believes newly-crowned Premiership champions Celtic would benefit from facing a stronger Rangers.
Martin O’Neill has stuck the boot into Rangers saying “it’s unquestionably the worst side that has ever, ever played” for the Ibrox club. The former Celtic boss also believes former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has nothing to lose by taking the Rangers manager’s job as a result.
Chelsea could recall Charly Musonda from his 18-month loan with Celtic because the midfielder has only started two games. It’s also being reported that the treatment of the 21-year-old could have repercussions if Brendan Rodgers ever hopes to take the manager’s job at Stamford Bridge.
“Steven Gerrard doesn’t know what’s in Rangers’ war chest yet”, according to friend and former Liverpool team-mate Danny Murphy. He says the 37-year-old Liverpool legend will only take the Ibrox manager’s job if he receives assurances he will have the funds to challenge Celtic in the transfer market.
Celtic have opened talks about a permanent deal with goalkeeper Scott Bain. The 26-year-old has been on loan to the Scottish champions from Dundee but is out of contract this summer.
Hearts captain Christophe Berra and defender Michael Smith will both miss the Tynecastle side’s final game of the season against Kilmarnock through suspension.
Callum McGregor has rubbed salt in Rangers’ wounds by revealing he and several of his Celtic team-mates were suffering from illness in Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing.
St Johnstone, who are losing goalkeeper Alan Mannus to Shamrock Rovers this summer, are eyeing Hearts’ Jack Hamilton as a replacement.
Celtic are close to signing 18-year-old striker Rhian Brewster, who won the Golden Boot as top scorer as England won the Under-17 World Cup last year, on loan from Liverpool for next season.
Supporters targeted abuse towards the wrong Andy Halliday after Rangers’ 5-0 defeat by Celtic. Team GB hockey manager Andy Halliday received many messages instead of the 26-year-old midfielder who had a shocker as a stand-in left-back.