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Rangers’ squad size puts Boris Pandza deal in doubt, Hearts debt woes deepen, Kilmarnock trial Estonian star, and more

Craig Mather wants Rangers to offload a few players before signing any more. Picture: SNS

Rangers Pandza deal in doubt

Rangers have been left red-faced after a deal with target Boris Pandza has had to be put on hold because the club needs to offload more players before making any new signings.

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The Bosnian star had even dropped his wages to meet the club’s financial situation, but chief executive Craig Mather has told Ally McCoist he must downsize the squad to make room. (Daily Express)

County grab Swiss man

Ross County have swooped to sign ex-Switzerland under-21 star Orhan Mustafi, as they look to continue the momentum they started last season.

The 23-year-old was brought in on six-month loan deal with parent club Grasshopper Zurich. (Scotsman)

Hibs new signing set for debut

Hibs new star James Collins looks set to make his debut against Motherwell on Sunday after it was revealed that the club will be without six players for the match.

Collins was unveiled at Easter Road earlier this week, despite the fact that the player had already revealed he had joined the team last week.

Hearts debt woes deepen

Hearts’ debt was revealed to be worse than originally thought, with £28.5 million being owed by the Gorgie club.

It was previously thought that the Tynecastle club’s arrears stood at about £25m.

The club will also discover today whether they will face any punishment from the SFA for going into administration. The Judicial Panel Tribunal has been rearranged for 1.30pm today after a 18 July hearing was postponed. (Scotsman)

Killie trial Estonian star

Kilmarnock have taken on Estonian trialist Artur Rattel ahead of the new season.

The 20-year-old striker will train with the club this week after he scored 5 goals in 9 games for Levadia Tallinn last season. (Sun)

Saints ‘long ball team’ jibe

St Johnstone have come under verbal attack by FC Minsk boss Vadim Skripchenko, after he dismissed them as nothing more than a long-ball team.

The Perth side take on the Belarusian club tonight in the Europa League after spectacularly beating Rosenborg last week. (Daily Mail)