Ange Postecoglou hints at transfer activity as Celtic and Rangers kept apart in Premier Sports Cup quarter-final draw

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou hinted at further transfer activity ahead of the window closing after his side progressed to the quarter-finals of the Premier Sports Cup with a 4-1 victory at Ross County.

Goals from Callum McGregor, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Daizen Maeda and James Forrest sealed a comfortable win for the holders and set up a last eight clash away to Motherwell, who also scored four in knocking out Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The draw also handed Rangers a home tie against Championship side Dundee, while Kilmarnock, who stunned Hearts with a 1-0 win at Tynecastle, will host Dundee United, who rebounded from their 9-0 defeat to Celtic and the sacking of manager Jack Ross with a 2-1 win at Livingston.

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Aberdeen will welcome Partick Thistle to Pittodrie in the remaining quarter-final.

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou celebrates at full time after the 4-1 win over Ross County in Dingwall. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
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Celtic made nine changes for the trip to Dingwall and Postecoglou was pleased with the response as he now turns his attention to Saturday's first Old Firm fixture of the season against Rangers.

"The focus we showed really pleased me most," he told Premier Sports. "A lot of the guys were playing their first games and we didn't let our performance level drop at all.

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"We haven't looked beyond today, but now that today is done we'll get a recovery. We won't get back until late to Glasgow but we'll still train tomorrow, do our normal processes and look forward to Saturday."

Asked whether any further incomings or outgoings could be expected before tonight's 11pm transfer deadline, Postecoglou added: "Yeah, there's some things happening but I'll be on a bus for the next few hours so I'll find out when I get off."

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