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The SPFL face post-split fixture chaos as Rangers have already played the rest of the top six at home twice. Looks like fixture-makers will be hoping the top six changes before the split takes place!
Zenit St Petersburg defender Emanuel Mammana says his side will stroll their Europa League second leg against Celtic due to them closing the roof of their stadium. The Krestovsky Stadium roof will guard the teams against a blizzard and temperatures of -10C. But Mammana insists Celtic will be “under our cloak this time.” Never before has a roof seemed so menacing!
The Scottish Express is reporting that former Celtic striker Tony Watt has trained with Aberdeen. He’s been left without a club after leaving Belgian First Division B outfit Oud-Heverlee Leuven. Derek McInnes has revealed he was interested in signing the forward when he left Celtic. Watt isn’t able to sign for a new club until the summer, so we’re hoping that means more content on Watt To Watch in the meantime!
Lazio are preparing to rekindle their interest in Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic.
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Graeme Murty has told Greg Docherty to chill out if he wants to make it at Ibrox. The Ibrox boss thinks the midfielder tried to do too much during Rangers’ 5-3 victory over Hamilton Accies.
Former Dundee star Kevin McDonald has urged new Scotland boss Alex McLeish to give him a Scotland call-up. The midfielder currently plays for Fulham and said: “I’ve been playing at a good level in the Championship for years and never been given the chance to play in the national team.”
Pat Nevin isn’t surprised his former Chelsea and Scotland team-mate Steve Clarke has put himself in contention for manager of the year.
Celtic midfielder Eboue Kouassi insists Brendan Rodgers’ side won’t crack under the pressure at the Krestovsky Stadium against Zenit St Petersburg.
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Olivier Ntcham says Celtic progressing in the Europa League at the expense of Zenit St Petersburg would be “a really big achievement for us all.”