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Paul Murray is questioning the identity of the investors behind the Rangers board's backing groups. Picture: SNS
Paul Murray is questioning the identity of the investors behind the Rangers board's backing groups. Picture: SNS
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Call to name Rangers investors, Celtic take Nicolas Mezquida on trial, Leigh Griffiths hits fan with ball, and more.

Murray in call to name investors

Paul Murray has called for clarity on the Rangers board, asking who exactly owns Rangers.

Murray wants to know the identity of the money men behind investor groups Margarita Holdings and Blue Pitch Holdings, after his own bid for control was questioned.

Blue Pitch and Margarita have announced their intent to back the current board, which Murray and Jim McColl want removed. (Daily Record)

Celtic trial Mezquida

Celtic have taken Uruguayan forward Nicolas Mezquida on trial.

The 21-year-old was released by Uruguayan side Centro Atlético Fénix, based in Montevideo. He has been capped at under-15 - scoring 10 goals in 12 appearances - and under-17 level for the Uruguayan national side. (Scotsman)

Griffiths helps OAP

Leigh Griffiths ran to the rescue of a pensioner, after hitting him in the face with the ball.

Griffiths was warming up on Saturday when his shot tore into the crowd and knocked over Wolves fans Geoff Mortimer. But he ran off to check on him and even gave his shirt to the fan after the game. (Daily Express)

Fans’ anger at Johnston

Kilmarnock and Celtic fans are raging at Killie chief Michael Johnston after he offered cut-price tickets for the away section for Saturday’s match.

Kilmarnock fans are angry at having to pay full price, while some Celtic supporters are furious after they already bought their tickets at a higher rate. (Various)

Hibs penalty questioned

Stranraer manager Stephen Aitken has questioned the penalty that put a gap between Hibs and his side in last night’s 5-3 League Cup loss, saying that if it hadn’t killed the game then they could have stood a chance.

He says he thought the decision was a bit harsh but added that he was proud of his squad for their performance. (Daily Mail)

Ramsden eyes Sunderland dream

Motherwell defender Simon Ramsden, 31, could be the unlikely new manager of Sunderland after Paolo di Canio’s exit.

The Black Cats fan has no managerial experience but says he has put in his CV for what would be his dream job. (Various)