Ryan Christie hope for Celtic ahead of Rangers clash, Green Bridge slammed for 'narrow-minded bigotry', Alfredo Morelos with good news for Rangers fans - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Friday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Ryan Christie was forced into self-isolation while on international duty with Scotland. Picture: SNS

‘Not even Celtic and Rangers’ could afford bubble

St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin is sceptical the Scottish football season can be completed without clubs going into a bio-bubble, which he reckons is an option that isn’t affordable to every club in the country, including Celtic and Rangers. (Daily Record)

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Morelos back in time

Alfredo Morelos has made it safely back to Glasgow in time for the Old Firm clash after arriving from Colombia on Thursday. The Rangers striker posted a picture of himself on Instagram with ‘welcome home’ decorations in his Scottish flat. (Scottish Sun)

Green Brigade condemned for ‘bigotry’

Glasgow council chiefs have hit out at the Green Bridge for ‘narrow-minded bigotry’ after the Celtic supporters group tagged a wall with ‘F*** H*ns’ as part of an online stunt involving pro-Celtic posters being plastered on surfaces throughout the city. (Scottish Sun)

Christie hope for Celtic

Celtic are monitoring the situation around former Parkhead favourite Kieran Tierney to see if they can get Ryan Christie back in time for Saturday’s match. Arsenal are currently in talks with Lothian health authorities, the Scottish Government and the SFA in order for Tierney to come out of self-isolation a few days early. If they are successful, the Hoops will push for Christie to do likewise so he is free to face Rangers. (Scottish Sun)

Doncaster answers Sturgeon

SPFL chief Neil Doncaster disagrees with Nicola Sturgeon’s view that the Celtic v Rangers match this weekend should be shown for free, saying it isn’t fair to ask the broadcaster to take the financial hit after they’ve agreed to invest £125million over the next four years. (Daily Record)

Doncaster to be sounded out about EFL role

Neil Doncaster is to be sounded out by the English Football League about becoming their new chief executive after David Baldwin stated his intention to step down. (Daily Mail)

Neilson reassures fans

Robbie Neilson has assured Hearts fans the players know the enormity of the feeling regarding the position the club are in. The Tynecastle Park side get their league campaign underway tonight as they host Dundee in the Championship showdown. (Evening News)

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