Rumour Mill: Aberdeen fan protest | Derk Boerrigter Celtic exit | Aberdeen ‘no threat’

Derk Boerrigter in action for Celtic. Picture: SNS
Derk Boerrigter in action for Celtic. Picture: SNS
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Aberdeen fans have clashed with their chairman over Rangers stripping of titles, Derk Boerrigter heading for Celtic exit and Aberdeen not a threat to Celtic title hopes says Ronny Deila.

Aberdeen fans in banner protest

Aberdeen fans have taken a swipe at Stewart Milne after the chairman had urged supporters to “move on” from talk of stripping Rangers of titles.

Dons supporters showed off a banner before their Premiership clash with Kilmarnock that slammed comments Milne made earlier in the week when he called on people to let bygones be bygones. (Sunday Mail)

Derk Boerrigter exit best says Deila

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says it would be best for both the club and the player if Derk Boerrigter was to leave Parkhead.

Boerrigter was signed from Ajax by Neil Lennon for a reported fee of £3m.

(Scotland on Sunday)

Aberdeen not a threat - Deila

Ronny Deila refused to accept that the Premiership title race had been reignited by Aberdeen moving to within a point of his Celtic side following the champions’ 2-1 loss at home to Motherwell. (Scotsman)

Warburtom critical of Willie Collum

Mark Warburton gave a scathing assessment of referee Willie Collum’s performance as Rangers allowed Hibernian to draw level with them at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship after a controversial defeat to Falkirk. (Scotsman)

Yeovil Town interested in Derek Riordan

Former Celtic striker Derek Riordan has been linked with a move to Yeovil Town.

The 32-year-old has been searching for a new home after leaving East Fife in the summer. (Various)

Allan and Stokes staying at Celtic

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has dismissed the suggestion that Scott Allan and Anthony Stokes could be sent to Hibernian on loan in January.

Media reports had linked the pair with a move to the side battling Celtic’s city rivals, Rangers, for the Scottish Championship title and promotion. (BBC)

- Anthony Stokes says he was close to quitting Celtic and football after receiving death threats over the past five years

Hearts to appeal Juanma red card

Hearts are preparing a case to appeal Juanma’s red card so he is free to face Celtic next weekend.

The Spaniard was sent off for violent conduct yesterday in the 0-0 draw with St Johnstone. But Robbie Neilson said: “It was two players coming together.”

Aston Villa set to move for Naismith

Aston Villa manager have identified Steven Naismith as a target for next month’s transfer window and are prepared to offer around £6.5million for the Scotland international.

Naismith could leave Everton in January after growing increasingly frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities with Norwich – who had an £8 million bid accepted on deadline day – likely to make another approach in the New Year. (Telegraph)