Celtic announce significant loss in financial results, Rangers the 'most improved' team in Europe, Hearts get major boost on injury front - Scottish football rumour mill

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Celtic have posted a loss of £5.9 million. Picture: SNS

Celtic announce £6m loss in financial results

Celtic have posted a loss of £5.9 million for the first six months of the financial year as the sting of the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on the Parkhead club. (Daily Record)

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Brown can still be ‘huge’ for Celtic

Captain Scott Brown can still have a “huge” impact for Celtic if he is managed properly and not played every week, according to BBC pundit Michael Stewart. (Daily Record)

Rangers investigation over Covid-19 protocol breach

Rangers have launched an internal probe amid allegations that players were cautioned by police for breaching national lockdown rules. A short statement on the club’s Twitter account did not disclose the nature of the “alleged incident” – only that the Ibrox club are looking into the matter. (The Scotsman)

Rangers enjoy biggest European improvement

Rangers are officially the most improved team in Europe over the last four years after rising 247 places in the club coefficient table, going from 308th to 61st. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock ace ‘mind blown’ by Rangers ref call

Kilmarnock full-back Brandon Haunstrup says referee Don Robertson’s decision not to award his side a late free-kick at Ibrox, after a push from Leon Balogun on Danny Whitehall right on the edge of the penalty area, was ‘mind blowing’. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen chief cancels Q&A

Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack has cancelled a planned fans Q&A while reiterating his support for manager Derek McInnes. Dons fans had been promised “no question is off limits” ahead of the live online session due to take place on Tuesday, however, the event has now been postponed. (The Scotsman)

Souttar returns to training

Hearts defender John Souttar could begin first-team training next month as he fights back from a third ruptured Achilles tendon. (Evening News)

Hibs finding it difficult to tie down stars

Hibs assistant John Potter has admitted the club are finding it difficult to get key out-of-contract stars to sign new deals. Ofir Marciano and Joe Newell have been offered terms to extend their current deals, which expire in May, but neither player has committed themselves to the Leith club beyond the end of the current campaign. (Evening News)

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