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Rumour Mill: Hibs signings | Steven Fletcher | Ally McCoist

Terry Butcher says he plans to bring in more players in January. Picture:  Greg Macvean

Terry Butcher says he plans to bring in more players in January. Picture: Greg Macvean

Hibs boss Terry Butcher wants new faces in January, Sunderland deny Celtic approach and Ally McCoist called a p***k by Stenhousemuir player.

Butcher planning to ring changes

Hibs manager Terry Butcher plans to bring in a number of new faces in the January transfer window as he looks to build on the positive start made since taking over at Easter Road. Butcher’s side beat city rivals Hearts 2 - 1 on Thursday to make it 3 wins in a row. (Express)

Sunderland say no Celtic approach for Fletcher

Steven Fletcher’s agent says Sunderland have received no approach from Celtic but admitted that the Scotland international is attracting the interest of a number of Premiership clubs. (Scotland on Sunday)

• Tottenham and Hull are reported to be tracking Fletcher with a fee of around £10m being quoted for the player

Stenhousemuir player brands Ally McCoist a p***k

Stenhousemuir player John Gemmell has branded Ally McCoist a p***k for his comments about Rangers run of fixtures which will see them play 3 away games in 7 days.

He said on Twitter: “McCoist is a p***k. Game against Stenny should be midweek? Why, so we are f****d after working all day while your boys can lie and get a massage for 3 days before checking their £5k a week wages are in?” (Sun)

Lennon hits out at SPFL managers over Goodwin treatment

Danny Lennon says the criticism given by Dundee United for Jim Goodwin’s challenge on Stuart Armstrong has made him a target for officials. Lennon says managers are now making comments to the fourth official every time Goodwin makes a challenge. (Sunday Post)

Celtic consider 12 signing targets

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has identified 12 transfer targets for 4 key positions as he looks to rebuild his squad ahead on next season’s Champions League campaign.

A left back, centre back, attacking midfielder and a striker are all position that he is looking to fill.

Lennon said: “I think we need a bit of quality at the top end of the pitch.” (Scotland on Sunday)

• Celtic midfielder Dylan McGeouch is set to go out on loan in the January transfer window

Kris Boyd on a par with Ronaldo

Kilmarnock captain Manuel Pascali says Kris Boyd’s presence in front of goal reminds him of Brazilian legend Ronaldo when he played for Inter Milan . Boyd has scored six times in the last six games. (Sunday Mail)

IN BRIEF:

• Birmingham striker Chris Burke says he wants to remain with Birmingham and not move in the January transfer window despite only having 6 months left on his contract

• Former Kilmarnock winger Alexei Eremenko says there is interest in him from clubs in Scotland following an unsuccessful spell with Kazakhstan club Kairat Almaty

• Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic is being considered as a loan option for Australian side Central Coast Mariners

 

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