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Viktor Kumykov said that it would not be too difficult to find a suitable sheep in Scotland. Picture: SNS

Viktor Kumykov said that it would not be too difficult to find a suitable sheep in Scotland. Picture: SNS

Nir Biton on verge of Celtic move, Shakhter under fire for sheep sacrifice plan, Rangers still want Kenny Miller, and more.

Biton nears Celtic move

Nir Biton is on the verge of signing a £700,000 deal to go to Celtic.

FC Ashdod chiefs look set to agree a move for the 21-year-old, as they finalise the details. (Daily Record)

Shakhter under fire

Shakhter Karagandy have angered animal rights groups after saying they may sacrifice a sheep in Glasgow.

Boss Viktor Kumykov said the ritual may go ahead before the team’s Champions League play-off second leg tie at Celtic Park tonight. (Scotsman)

• Celtic are keen for revenge against Shakhter after last week’s embarrassment in Kazakhstan, as some of the Glasgow stars feel they have been shown a lack of respect.

Georgios Samaras said: “I don’t remember ever being this angry going into a game.” (Scotsman)

Rangers still want Miller

Ally McCoist has said once more that he would like to bring Kenny Miller back to Rangers for a third time, even though he will be under contract in Vancouver until next summer.

The Ibrox boss wants to add some experience up front, in the hope it rubs off on Nicky Clark. (Various)

• Meanwhile, McCoist was accused of having double standards by the father of sacked striker Francisco Sandaza.

Francisco senior says McCoist has backed under fire player Ian Black, yet showed no loyalty to his son when he was duped by a hoax caller. (Sun)

Call for Hearts fans to step up

Hearts fans have been warned that they must take full advantage of the chance to grab control of the club after the financial troubles that almost ended them.

MD David Southern says the club can be a success if enough fans get involved in the Foundation of Hearts group which has been named as preferred bidder. (Various)




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