Manchester City step up interest in Celtic’s Victor Wanyama, Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels sent to stand and fall out from Celtic’s Champions League tie continues.
Manchester City interested in Victor Wanyama
Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama was watched by two Manchester City scouts during his side’s Champions League last 16 match against Juventus.
The Eastlands outfit also watched the Kenyan international against Barcelona and are reported to have the 21-year-old on a shortlist to replace midfielder Javi Garcia as part of a £60m summer makeover. (Mail)
Kenny Shiels sent to stand
Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels was sent to the stand last night during his side’s match against Inverness during his first match back after serving a four match ban.
Shiels was sent to the stand by referee Bobby Madden following his reaction to a denied penalty. (Mail)
Neil Lennon involved in Twitter exchange over Ambrose
Celtic manager has become involved in angry exchanges with Celtic and rival supporters on Twitter over his selection of Efe Ambrose for his side’s Champions League match against Juventus,
The Parkhead side lost the first leg against the Italians 3 - 0 with Ambrose, who had just returned from international duty, at fault for at least one of the Juventus goals. (Scotsman)
• Juventus players have hit back at Celtic’s criticism over the conduct of some of their players by claiming that the Parkhead side were physical in their approach and too dependant on the long ball
• Efe Ambrose has received a £20,000 bonus for his role in helping Nigeria win the Africa Cup of Nations
• Former FIFA referee Graham Poll says Celtic should have been awarded a penalty for being wrestled in the box by Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner. Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson however says Spanish referee Alberto Mallenco cannot be held responsible for Celtic’s defeat to Juventus • Marseille midfielder Joey Barton claimed that he’s been sent to prison for less than what Celtic did to Juventus at corners
Hearts won’t risk appeal
Tynecastle manager John McGlynn last night said the club could not risk losing £1,000 after accepting that Ryan Stevenson had little chance of overturning his red card. (Mail)
Returning Rangers stars would have to win over faithful says Kenny McDowall
Rangers assistant manager Kenny McDowall says he would welcome the return of players who departed Ibrox following the club’s slide into liquidation. He says however that they would have lot of work to do in terms of winning over supporters. (Scotsman)
• Former Hibs and Motherwell goalkeeper Graeme Smith has signed for Ayr until the end of the season
• St Johnstone have signed teenage winger Marcus Maddison from Newcastle United until the summer
• Dunfermline directors insist a successful share issue will see the club survive
• Former Aberdeen striker Eric Black is the favourite to become Coventry City’s new boss