New deal for Celtic’s Kris Commons
Neil Lennon is to agree a new contract with Celtic winger Kris Commons that would see him remain at the Parkhead club for the rest of his career. He will activate a one-year extension to his current deal and offer him another extension with the offer of a coaching role included at the end of his playing days.
Lennon said: “Kris is only going to get better. He’s only 30 and we will get another two or three really good years out of him.”
Commons signed from Derby for £300,000 and has scored 48 goals for Celtic in 99 starts. (Sun)
Celtic target Finnbogason to stay in Holland
The agent of Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason says he will remain at the Dutch club until the end of the season.
Parkhead boss Neil Lennon has had the 24 year-old watched on a number of occasions in recent months and was strongly linked with a move for the Icelandic star in the January transfer window.
Finnbogason has attracted the interest of AC Milan, Everton, Roma and Villarreal.
He has 18 months left on his contract and has scored 17 goals so far this season, (Record)
Allan McGregor hits out at Rangers critics
Former Ibrox keeper Alan McGregor has hit back at critics who say he walked away from Charles Green’s Newco Rangers to line his own pockets.
The Scotland No. 1 left Rangers following the club’s liquidation after he refused to transfer his contract under TUPE regulations.
He left for Turkish side Besiktas and is now playing for Hull City in the Premiership.
He said on Twitter: “all these people saying you left, walked away etc.... not got a scooby.
“For those people who think I left to “line my own pockets” if you are gambling people then, for every penny I earn more than I would have at Rangers, plus a testimonial, I’ll give double to the club, and for every penny less, for any takers, you give me it?”
QPR bid for Livingston’s Coll Donaldson
Queens Park Rangers have made a bid of around £150,000 for Livingston defender Coll Donaldson following a 7 day trial with Harry Redknapp’s side.
The 18 year-old is also being tracked by Manchester United but is expected to make the switch to the Championship side in January. (Record)
St Mirren accuse Dundee United of “unacceptable” behaviour
The Paisley club have criticised Dundee United for using social media to highlight Jim Goodwin’s forearm smash on Tannadice midfielder Stuart Armstrong after the off-the-ball incident was missed by referee Bobby Madden.
Goodwin was banned for two matches for the offence yesterday.
St Mirren said they were “disappointed” after United posted a clip of the incident on their YouTube channel. (Scotsman)
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• Patrick Thistle are close to landing Sheffield United striker Lyle Taylor on loan
• Former Celtic assistant coach Peter Grant has backed the Parkhead side to go through the rest of the season unbeaten
• Danny Lennon has hinted that he could give striker Steven Thompson, 35, a new deal following his 11 goals this campaign
• Referee Bobby Madden will take part in Edinburgh derby on Thursday