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Michael O’Halloran has eyes on England, Scott Allan explains Twitter absence and Charlie Mulgrew out for two months.

Michael O’Halloran keen on return to England

Charlie Mulgrew.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Charlie Mulgrew. Picture: Ian Rutherford

St Johnstone frontman Michael O’Halloran says he is in no rush to leave the Perth club.

The 24-year-old has been linked with Celtic, Rangers and Swansea but says he’s happy to be with Saints although he admitted he would like a future return to England where he started his pro career with Bolton. (Record)

Scott Allan explains Twitter absence

Celtic midfielder Scott Allan has explained why he does not make too many posts on social networking site Twitter.

The former Scotland Under-21 international, who joined the Parkhead side from Hibernian in the summer transfer window, does not seem to be missing the action on social media.

“I’ve not been on Twitter since I came to Celtic,” Allan told The Scottish Sun.”It’s probably a problem not worth having.

“I don’t need to go on social media and read negative stuff every day. It’s something I can do without.

“I’m glad I did that. It’s part of life for a lot of people these days but it’s one I can do without.” (Sun)

Charlie Mulgrew out for eight weeks

Celtic midfielder Charlie Mulgrew has been ruled out for eight weeks after suffering a recurrence of the hamstring tendon problem which sidelined him for six months last season.

Mulgrew caused a stir when he walked off the pitch towards the end of his side’s 2-1 defeat to Dutch rivals Ajax in a Europa League match at Celtic Park last Thursday night. (Herald)

Hearts to stay at Tynecastle and build new Main Stand

Hearts have revealed that plans are well underway to redevelop Tynecastle and turn it into a 20,000-plus capacity stadium in time for the 2017-18 season. (Scotsman)

Mark Warburton insists he’s staying with Rangers

Show me some respect says Rangers manager as ‘malicious, inappropriate’ questions about possible move to Fulham keep cropping up despite his assurances that he’s staying in Scotland. (Scotsman)

Alan Stubbs confident of keeping key players at Hibs

Alan Stubbs insists it will take “serious” money to convince Hibernian to break up the squad he hopes can win promotion back to the Premiership this season. (Scotsman)

Anthony Stokes has no future at Celtic - Hay

David Hay has suggested that Anthony Stokes does not have a future at Celtic.
The 27-year-old striker has been on the books of the Scottish Premiership giants since 2010 and has a contract until June 2017.

The Republic of Ireland international has been suspended by Celtic for two weeks for his outburst on social networking site Twitter last weekend, (Evening Times)

Gary Woods keen to stay at Ross County

Ross County goalkeeper Gary Woods wants to extend his stay in the Highlands beyond January.

Woods joined the Staggies on loan in September from English League Two club Leyton Orient to compete with former Partick Thistle goalkeeper Scott Fox, also signed by manager Jim McIntyre in the summer. (Press & Journal)

• Scott Allan says he is now ready to make his first starting appearance for Celtic against Hamilton this weekend.

The 24 year-old midfielder has made only five substitute appearances due to injury since his move from Hibernian in August. (BBC)

Motherwell cannot buy their way to safety - McGhee

Mark McGhee admits Motherwell can’t afford to buy their way out of trouble when the transfer window opens next month.

The Fir Park side are second bottom of the Premiership, seven points ahead of Dundee United, but McGhee insists there won’t be wholesale changes to his squad over the next few weeks.

Delay in work permit for new Dundee United signing

Dundee United are now within touching distance of getting clearance to sign Japanese goalie Eiji Kawashima.

But the World Cup star will not be fixed up in time to face Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Although he’s still to be granted a work permit, the Tele understands the Tangerines have been told the government has no objection to one being issued. (Evening Telegraph)

Queen of the South stadium in line for £10m revamp

Queen of the South have been approached by an investment company who want to build a new grandstand at the Dumfries ground complete with business park.

The club has been approached by investors who want to build a new grandstand and create a business park at Palmerston.

The move would form part of the £200 million Crichton Trust initiative announced at the Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries on Monday. (Footymad)

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