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Lukas Podolski. Picture: Getty

Lukas Podolski. Picture: Getty

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Inter have left Lukas Podolski out of their clash against Celtic, Neil Lennon tipped for Hull job and Dundee United boss in Newcastle Jets feud.

Inter axe Podolski for Celtic match

Inter Milan have left out Lukas Podolski for their Europa League tie against Celtic in favour of forward Xherdan Shaqiri.

• Celtic have named new signings Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong along with loanee John Guidetti in their squad list for the Europa League. Celtic have selected a squad of 32 players for their tie against Inter Milan with the first leg being played on February 19.

Neil Lennon tipped for Hull position

Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon is being tipped as a possible replacement for the Hull City job as Steve Bruce’s position becomes increasingly uncertain.

Lennon has lost just 5 games in 20 since taking charge at Bolton. (Record)

Dundee United owner in Australian feud

Dundee United owner Stephen Thompson has become embroiled in a feud with Newcastle Jets owner Nathan Tinkler who accuses the Tannadice boss of trying to oust him.

Thompson has been linked with a takeover of the Australian club who are in financial difficulty. (Express)

Jackie McNamara is cup ban plea

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has pleaded with Hampden bosses to change their cup ban rules.

The Tannadice club will be without Nadir Ciftci for next month’s League Cup semi final against Celtic after receiving two bookings in the competition. (Sun)

Dave King says end game in sight

Dave King believes the “end game” is in sight in the battle for control of Rangers and insists he is already assured of victory at the general meeting of shareholders which he has called to remove the current board. (Scotsman)

Kenny McLean hoping for Scotland cap

Former St Mirren player Kenny McLean is hoping his move to Aberdeen can help him win a move into Gordon Strachan’s Scotland side.

The 23-year-old said: “This move will give me a better springboard to do stuff like that, to further my career.”

Newcastle loan signings will bring style to Rangers - Vuckic

Haris Vuckic believes that he and his four Newcastle club-mates – Remi Streete, Kevin Mbabu, Gael Bigirimana and Shane Ferguson – are capable of doing a job for the Ibrox club after arriving on loan during on the last day of the transfer window. (Scotsman)

Gary Mackay-Steven has eye on big time return

Gary Mackay-Steven says he could not turn down a move to Celtic as he looks to climb the footballing ladder and bounce back after rejection from Liverpool as a youngster. (Scotsman)

IN BRIEF

• St Mirren have signed Ireland Under-21 midfielder Kieran Sadlier on loan from West Ham

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