Neil Lennon makes Celtic transfer admission, 3 Rangers youngsters ready to force way into team, Parkhead side face brutal December fixture schedule - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

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Celtic boss Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS
Celtic boss Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS

Celtic to face punishing schedule

Celtic could be asked to play as many as 10 games throughout the month of December – before a clash with Rangers on January 2 – as the SFA pinpoints December as the idea time to play the postponed Scottish Cup semi-finals from last term. (Daily Record)

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Lennon’s transfer admission

Celtic boss Neil Lennon admits he may be powerless to stop some of his stars leaving for big-money deals as the financial cost of the coronavirus pandemic may necessitate their transfer. (Daily Record)

3 Rangers starlets ‘ready for first-team’

Former Rangers youth coach Peter Lovenkrands has picked out Jamie Barjonas, Lewis Mayo and Nathan Patterson as three players he expects to make in-roads into the first-team squad this coming season. (Daily Record)

SPFL motion to fail

A new SPFL board has been confirmed for the forthcoming season but it is unlikely it will be handed the authority to curtail the new campaign in the event of a Covid-19 flare-up. (The Scotsman)

Lawwell back on board

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has returned as a director of the Scottish Professional Football League, replacing Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson. (The Scotsman)

Hibs branded ‘unprofessional’

Hibs have been branded ‘unprofessional’ by furious Ross County figures after the Easter Road club cancelled a friendly at the last minute following a hitch in receiving Covid-19 results in time. (Daily Record)

Defiant Robertson message

Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson says any supporters who do not back anti-racism sentiments from the club’s players are ‘not welcome’ at Ibrox. (The Scotsman)

Betfred Cup clash

The Betfred Cup fixture dates were revealed yesterday. Group games take place through October and November, with the second round coming at the end of November. Those dates clash with international breaks, which could pose problems for clubs if players are called up by their countries. (The Scotsman)

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