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The Rumour Mill: Monday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Referee Steven McLean (left) points to the penalty spot after Raith Rovers' Simon Mensing foul on Kris Commons (centre). Picture: SNS

Referee Steven McLean (left) points to the penalty spot after Raith Rovers' Simon Mensing foul on Kris Commons (centre). Picture: SNS

CELTIC’S Kris Commons accused by Raith of diving for penalty, St Mirren say they can knock Celtic out the Scottish Cup and former Scotland boss Craig Levein hits out at Stewart Regan over greed claims.

Commons in penalty controversy

Raith’s Simon Mensing has accused Celtic midfielder Kris Commons of going down to easily to win his side a penalty against Raith Rovers at Stark’s Park.

The Fife side were holding Celtic at 0 - 0 when the incident occurred. Celtic went on to win the match 3 - 0. (Record)

Lennon vows to knock Celtic out

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon says his side can again beat Celtic and dump the Parkhead club out of another competition when they meet in the quarter final of the Scottish Cup.

The Paisley side defeated Celtic at Hampden to knock them out of the league cup. (Sun) .

First Old Firm free year for 122 years

Sunday’s elimination of Rangers in the Scottish Cup means that there is no chance they will play rivals Celtic this season.

With the exception of two world wars, when football was halted, this will be the first time since 1890/91 that the two clubs have not met in either the league or the cups. (Express)

Celtic welcome back keeper for Juventus clash

Neil Lennon will be able to select keeper Fraser Forster for his side’s last 16 Champions League match against Juventus. The Englishman has been out since picking up and injury during his side’s winter training camp in Spain. (Mail)

Levein hits out at Regan

Former Scotland boss Craig Levein has hit back at SFA chief executive Stewart Regan over suggestions of greed.

Levein said: “This isn’t about money. This is about the SFA taking my job away from me and then trying to control what happens next.” (Record)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon critical of international friendly

Neil Lennon has criticised the timing of this week’s international challenge matches as he grows increasingly anxious over the health of his squad ahead of their last 16 Champions League game with Juventus. (Scotsman)

 

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