The Rumour Mill: Tuesday’s football news and gossip
Trialists galore at Murray Park, Helsingborgs spring surprise signing on Celtic and Lennon not expecting transfer windfall from Ki sale .
Rangers set to move for French defender
Ally McCoist will hold contract talks with former Lyon defender Sebastien Faure following the 21-year-old’s week-long trial at Murray Park.
Other players on trial at Rangers include German keeper Rouven Sattelmaler, Greek defender Anestis Argyriou, Australian striker Francesco Stellar and Argentine midfielder Francesco Celeste.
The Ibrox club’s one-year transfer embargo kicks in next month. (Mail)
• Ally McCoist has confirmed that Ipswich Town have made an offer for Maurice Edu
Helsingborgs pull off late striker capture
Celtic have had to make late alterations to their tactics for tonight’s match against Helsingborgs as they bid to make the Champions League group stages.
The Swedish side have signed Serbian striker Nikola Djurdic from Norwegian side FK Haugesund. (Record)
Celtic sell Ki but Lennon not expecting transfer windfall
Neil Lennon says he does not expect that the £6m the club are poised to receive from the sale of Ki Sung Yueng to Swansea will be reinvested in his squad but will instead go to paying down the club’s debt. (Scotsman)
Helsingborgs defender nearly signed for Rangers
Walid Atta has revealed that he was on his way for signing talks with Rangers last season when he received a call from Dinamo Zagreb who offered him a five year deal.
The 25-year-old failed to make the grade at Zagreb following a number of injuries.
He left in January by mutual consent and signed for Helsingborgs. (Sun)
Falkirk PA announcer suspended over Sevco comment
The match day announcer at Falkirk Stadium has been suspended after referring to Rangers as the “Sevco Franchise” while reading out the half time results during the Bairns’ match against Raith Rovers on Saturday.
Falkirk yesterday issued a statement apologising for the PA’s actions after receiving complaints from Rangers fans. (Scotsman)
Dundee and Dundee United set to launch appeals
Both clubs say they will launch appeals after each club had a player sent off during the Dundee derby.
United’s Johny Russell and Dundee captain Stephen O’Donnell were both sent off after a tussle broke between both sets of players. (Scotsman)
Live TV coverage moves first Highland derby to a Friday night
The first ever Highland derby between Ross County and Inverness Caledonian Thistle will take place on a Friday night.
The clash had been due to be played on Saturday, October 6 at 3pm however the fixture has been moved to the previous night with a 7.45pm start time due to live ESPN coverage. (Scotsman)
• Former Kilmarnock striker Conor Sammon has moved from Wigan to Derby for an undisclosed fee
• Freed Celtic defender Mark Wilson has signed a short-term deal with Bristol City
• Hibs boss Pat Fenlon believes Leigh Griffiths will earn a Scotland call-up if he maintains his early season form
• Inverness captain Richie Foran will miss his side’s next two matches following his red card against Hears. Terry Butcher’s side face Celtic on Saturday and Arbroath in the league next week.
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