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Rangers star makes strong claim on title race; Celtic fans respond on Twitter

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Glasgow Rangers winger Daniel Candeias claims that the Gers can challenge arch-rivals Celtic all the way to the wire in the Scottish Premiership this season.

The improved form under Graeme Murty has seen the Ibrox club overtaking Aberdeen at the weekend to go into second place.

The Gers are still nine points behind Brendan Rodgers’ side who drew 0-0 against St Johnstone in their last Premier League game.

Great player: Ntcham raves about £25k-per-week Celtic team-mate

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One of the highlighting features of Celtic’s 1-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League first leg clash last week was Moussa Dembele’s impressive display.

The 21-year-old hasn’t enjoyed a great campaign this season, managing only nine goals in all competitions, but his return to form was a timely boost for Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers.

On This Day in Football: Athletic put 12 past Barca, Super Caley go ballistic

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On this day in 1931, Athletic Bilbao inflicted one of the most humiliating defeats on Barcelona as they beat the Catalans 12-1 in a La Liga fixture.

Seven of those 12 goals were scored by Athletic’s 22-year-old superstar Agustin Sauto Arana or “Bata” as he is commonly known as.

Celtic interested in signing technically gifted attacker, Chelsea monitoring him as well

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Scottish champions Celtic are interested in signing the highly talented Republic of Ireland youth international Elvis Azah.

The prodigious young winger managed to impress Celtic during a trial match. Azah’s pace, acceleration, ball control and flair impressed the Scottish champions.

Azah put on an outstanding display for Celtic’s youth team in a 4-1 win over Partick Thistle earlier this week.

Photo: Celtic agree deal to sign playmaker, debut possible against Hearts today evening

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Celtic have signed the highly talented Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has joined the Scottish champions on an 18-month loan deal.

As per reports, Rodgers wanted to sign the player in the summer but Chelsea blocked the move back then. The Celtic boss also hinted that the player could feature against Hearts on Tuesday evening.

Brendan Rodgers reveals Celtic’s transfer strategy

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is adamant that he will not dip into the transfer market just for the sake of new signings as he looks to add players who are ‘coachable and hungry’.

The Hoops sit at the top of the Scottish Premiership table with 51 points from 22 games played so far.

Celtic agree deal to sign highly rated midfielder, player delighted with move

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Celtic have today confirmed the signing of St Mirren winger Lewis Morgan.

The 21-year-old moves to Parkhead having signed a four-and-a-half year deal.

After completing the move, the Scotland under 21 international spoke of his delight to Celtic TV

“I’m absolutely delighted and it means a lot to me and my family as you can see with the support I brought through today, and I can’t wait to get started”

The 21 year started his youth career at the bhoys fierce rivals Rangers, before switching to Saint Mirren.

Man Utd eyeing Celtic full-back; rising Fulham star a better option

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Manchester United are considering a move for Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney.

United have been strongly linkied with a move for Danny Rose, but Tottenham’s £50 million asking price and the player’s ongoing injury issues are proving problematical.

Manager Jose Mourinho has also considered Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, while Alex Sandro is also in the frame although Juventus are reluctant to sell.

Celtic set to sign highly rated 13-goal midfielder, paperwork will be completed today

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Celtic are expected to complete the signing of Lewis Morgan today.

The highly-rated midfielder is expected to cost around £300,000.

Daily Mail are reporting that Celtic have been keeping tabs on the St Mirren player since September and the player is finally close to sealing the move.

On This Day in Football: Tragedy strikes at Ibrox

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On this day in 1971, a crush at Scottish club Rangers’ Ibrox Stadium resulted in the deaths of 66 people.

More than 80,000 fans were present in the stadium to witness an Old Firm derby – Rangers vs Celtic. The visitors took the lead late in the game in the 89th minute, courtesy of a goal from Jimmy Johnstone, prompting many Rangers supporters to leave.

Key man delivers interesting transfer update, Celtic fans react: 'This is a worrying assessment'

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Celtic’s assistant manager Chris Davies has provides an interesting transfer update and the fans are not very happy about it.

Speaking to the club media ahead of the game against Patrick Thistle, Davies revealed that the Scottish champions are unlikely to be very busy during next month’s transfer window.

Rodgers makes interesting claim, says Celtic star is similar to Liverpool fan favourite

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has drawn up some similarities between Scott Brown and the former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

The former Liverpool manager believes that just like Gerrard, Brown drives opposition players to play better.

Rodgers said: “I seen it over many years, seen it working with Steven Gerrard.

Celtic eyeing highly rated Man City player in January, he could be terrific for Rodgers' side

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Scottish Premier League champions Celtic are interested in signing the highly rated Manchester city midfielder Phil Foden.

Brendan Rodgers is prepared to seal a loan move for the 17-year-old in January.

According to reports, the Premier League outfit are looking to develop Foden at Etihad and they will reject any loan offers for the player next month.

Rangers legend hits out at "untouchable" Celtic manager Rodgers

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Former Rangers star Kris Boyd has blasted Brendan Rodgers after Celtic’s 7-1 drubbing by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League earlier this week.

Celtic have gone unbeaten for 64 games on the domestic front, but their performances on the European stage have been less than impressive.

Moyes looking to save West Ham's season by signing Celtic's number one January target

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West Ham manager David Moyes is looking to improve his squad during the January transfer window and Reading’s Liam Moore is thought to be a target.

The Hammers have been very poor at the back this season and it seems that Moyes wants to save their season by strengthening at the back.

West Ham have conceded 23 goals in just 11 games in the Premier League and Moore would certainly help them plug the gaps at the back.

Celtic eyeing highly talented midfielder, Leicester City leading the race to sign him

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Premier League outfit Leicester City are set to battle it out with the Scottish champions Celtic for the signature of Glenavon midfielder Mark Sykes.

The highly talented 20-year-old midfielder has attracted a lot of attention with his performances in the Northern Irish Premiership.

According to reports, the Foxes are leading the chase for the player but Celtic are keen on signing him as well.

On This Day in Football: Celtic slowed down by Rapid

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On this day in 1984, Celtic beat Austrian side Rapid Vienna 3-0 at Celtic Park but the result did not count because of some bizarre on-pitch incidents.

The two sides met in the second round of the 1984-85 UEFA Cup Winners Cup. The Austrians won the first leg at the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium in Vienna by 3-1 thanks to goals from Peter Pacult, Leo Lainer and Hans Krankl.

Highly talented Tottenham target makes a revelation about his future, Celtic fans will love this

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Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has revealed that he could end his career as a one-club player.

The highly talented Scottish international has been linked with Premier League clubs like Tottenham and Manchester United but it seems that the 20-year-old is in no hurry to leave.

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PL giants leading the race for Celtic duo, Rodgers must keep them if he wants European success

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Manchester United are interested in the Celtic duo Kieran Tierney and Moussa Dembele.

Both players have been excellent for the Scottish giants and several Premier League clubs are watching them closely.

According to Daily Mirror, Manchester United are leading the race to sign him.

Tierney is one of the best young left backs around and Mourinho could certainly use someone like him.

Rangers

Remarkable turnaround: Ibrox hero raves about 24-year-old Rangers ace

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Glasgow Rangers midfielder Josh Windass is enjoying a superb campaign for the Ibrox club this season.

The 24-year-old has scored 15 goals already in all competitions, and has set a target of scoring 20 goals this campaign. If he continues to play at this form, the chances are very high that he will reach the target easily.

On This Day in Football: Rangers fall victim to mighty Berwick

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On this day in 1967, Scottish second division side Berwick Rangers produced one of the biggest upsets in the Scottish Cup by beating Glasgow Rangers in the first round of the competition.

Founded in 1884, Berwick were languishing at 10th on the Division Two table while Rangers, one of Britain’s biggest clubs, were the defending Scottish Cup champions.

Photo: Rangers transfer complete, new signing likened to top class Premier League star

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Rangers have agreed on a deal to sign the highly rated Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sean Goss on loan for the rest of the season.

Goss joined QPR last January from Manchester United and he will be hoping to get some first team experience under his belt at Ibrox now.

The 22-year-old was very highly regarded as a youth player for Manchester United and it will be interesting to see if he can fulfil those expectations now.

On This Day in Football: Rangers put ten past Hibs, Law makes league debut

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On this day in 1898, Scottish club Rangers beat Hibernian 10-0 at Ibrox in a league tie. This still remains a club record for both teams – a record league win for Rangers and a record loss for Hibs.

Table topping Rangers were on a 14 game winning streak while Hibs were in second place and had lost to the Glaswegians 4-3 in the previous month.

Aberdeen on alert as Rangers chairman eyes Derek McInnes

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Rangers chairman Dave King has suggested that managers out of job do not have the credentials to become the new manager at Ibrox.

The Light Blues sacked Pedro Caixinha earlier in the season after a run of poor games before appointing Graeme Murty as caretaker manager. King hopes to announce a permanent successor to Caixinha in “another week or so”.

Odds update: Surprise candidate backed to take Rangers job

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Former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has been backed down to 7/2 to be appointed as the new Rangers manager.

Karanka has been out of work since leaving Boro earlier this year and bookmakers are now listing him as second favourite for the role.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes remains the favourite, with Alex McLeish also prominent in the betting.

Rangers striker forced to do extra training in a bid to end goal drought

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Rangers’ caretaker manager Graeme Murty has forced striker Alfredo Morelos to do extra target practice in a bid to end his goal drought.

The Colombian’s start to life at Ibrox kicked off in phenomenal fashion as he scored eight goals in his first nine games for Rangers.

Van Bronckhorst responds to rumours about a possible Rangers return

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Former Rangers star Giovanni van Bronckhorst has responded to rumours linking him with a return to Ibrox.

The 42-year-old enjoyed a great spell in Glasgow as a player where he won two Scottish Premiership titles and two Scottish Cups in three seasons. Now a manager at Eredevisie side Feyenoord, van Bronckhorst is one of the many names touted as the successor to Pedro Caixinha as the next Rangers boss.

Former Rangers star delivers scathing report on Caixinha’s time at Ibrox

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Rangers parted ways with Pedro Caixinha last month after a string of disappointing results put the Light Blues way off the pace from challenging for the top spot in the Scottish Premiership.

Graeme Murty has since been appointed as caretaker manager as Rangers look to salvage something out of an already disappointing season.

Former Rangers star now odds on to take over at Ibrox

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Former Rangers and Netherlands midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst is now odds on to be appointed as the new manager at Ibrox.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has drifted from 1/5 to 1/3 to replace Pedro Caixinha, but van Bronckhorst has emerged as a shock contender for the role.

The 42-year-old, is currently in charge of Feyenoord, is as low as 10/11 to rejoin his former club.

Club legend hits out at Rangers midfielder, says his international call up is undeserved

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Former Rangers forward Kris Boyd has laughed off Ryan Jack’s call-up to the Scotland squad.

Boyd feels that the 25-year-old Rangers midfielder does not deserve to play for his national team and that some of the selected players are a ‘laughing stock’.

Ryan Jack has had some disciplinary problems with Rangers this season and Boyd claims that the number of bookings he has picked up is more than the number of good performances he has put on.

Already sacked once this season, Rangers fans want this manager to take over: 'Bring him up to Ibrox'

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Slaven Bilic was sacked by West Ham after a poor start to the season.

The Croatian might look to return to management soon and Rangers could be a great option from him right now.

The Scottish giants recently got rid of Pedro Caixinha and they are looking for a permanent replacement.

Despite his struggles this season, Bilic would be a terrific appointment for Rangers.

This 25/1 shot could be the next Rangers manager

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Former England boss Steve McClaren is set for talks with Rangers about becoming the club’s new manager.

The Scottish Premiership club have contacted McClaren about the role and will hold talks with him this week.

McClaren is currently working in Israel as a coach at Maccabi Tel Aviv, but he is interested in a return to Britain.

Former Rangers star urges club to appoint this manager

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Barry Ferguson has urged Rangers to pull out all the stops to secure the services of Derek McInnes as the club’s new manager.

Rangers have been linked with the current Aberdeen boss since sacking Pedro Caixinha and he insists his former club can’t afford to delay making a new appointment.

Rangers legend convinced former club should appoint this manager

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Barry Ferguson has urged Rangers to pull out all the stops to secure the services of Derek McInnes as the club’s new manager.

Rangers have been linked with the current Aberdeen boss since sacking Pedro Caixinha and he insists his former club can’t afford to delay making a new appointment.

Rangers fans undecided over possible new manager – ‘A yes from me’, ‘I worry’

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Glasgow Rangers are on the lookout for a new manager, with a host of names mentioned as possible targets for the Ibrox club.

The Scottish side parted company with Pedro Caixinha last week after the Portuguese was given just seven months in charge, with Graeme Murray taking control of the side on a caretaker basis.

football history

On This Day in Football: The Edinburgh Derby kicks off, Christmas Truce reached

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On this day in 1875, Scottish clubs Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian contested the first ever Edinburgh Derby, with Hearts winning the tie by 1-0.

The two Edinburgh based clubs form one of the oldest rivalries in football. Although, sectarian divide has largely subsided in the 21st century, the hatred between the two clubs goes beyond football.

On This Day in Football: Britain’s highest scoring game of the 20th century

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On this day in 1984, Stirling Albion beat Selkirk 20-0 in the first round of the Scottish Cup to set a British record.

Eight Stirling players got on the score sheet as 371 fans watched the game at Annfield. The half-time score read 15-0 so it is a miracle that the second half produced just five goals.

On This Day in Football: Player gets sent off thrice, Keane blasts the prawn sandwich brigade

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That’s a ridiculous headline. The reason for that is a lot of bizarre things happened on 9 November throughout the course of history. So make yourself comfortable and let’s get this show on the road.

On this day in 1889, Notts County faced Aston Villa in a Football League fixture.

The Rest

2018 World Cup: Group Stage Draw and Fixtures List

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The World Cup 2018 draw was conducted in Moscow earlier this evening and most of the big guns will be happy with their set of opponents in the group stages.

Defending champions Germany have been drawn alongside Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F.

Meanwhile, Gareth Southgate’s England will be delighted with their draw as well.

Scotland 2018/19 adidas Home Kit

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The Scottish Football Association and adidas have released the Scotland 2018/19 home kit. Already worn by the men's senior in their recent loss to the Netherlands, the new shirt will be worn by the Scots during their international friendlies and UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers over the next year. It will be on sale at Scottish [.