Scottish football LIVE: Celtic eye January move for prolific striker, ex-EPL ref has say on Naismith-Brown incident, Rangers join hunt for ex-Middlesbrough winger

The latest Scottish football news and transfer gossip on Tuesday, December 22.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS
Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS

The dust has settled on Celtic’s historic quadruple-treble after defeating Hearts in the Scottish Cup final on Sunday and now clubs are looking ahead to the next round of fixtures in the Premiership.

Neil Lennon’s side host Ross County as they look to begin clawing back the 16-point deficit behind rivals Rangers at the top of the table.

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Steven Gerrard’s men travel to St Johnstone on Wednesday evening after getting back to winning ways in the 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Motherwell at the weekend.

Elsewhere, Hibs host in-form St Mirren in a battle of two clubs who could well contest this season’s Betfred Cup final, while other semi-finalists Livingston visit Hamilton.

Motherwell host Aberdeen at Fir Park, while Dundee United look to build on their last-minute equaliser at Easter Road on Saturday as they host Kilmarnock.

Scottish football LIVE: Tuesday, December 22

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Former EPL ref on Naismith-Brown incident

Former English Premier League referee Mark Halsey believes Hearts captain Steven Naismith could well face retrospective action for standing on Scott Brown during the Scottish Cup semi-final between Hearts and Celtic at Hampden. (Teamtalk)

Celtic eye prolific striker

Celtic have joined a host of English clubs in chasing prolific Danish hitman Kasper Junker. The Bodo/Glimt striker netted an incredible 26 goals in 25 games, helping his side to the title this past season. (Teamtalk)

Carragher: Celtic have no chance of catching Rangers

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Celtic have “absolutely no chance” of catching his old pal Steven Gerrard and Rangers in the Scottish Premiership title race this term. (Daily Record)

Hibs trialist hints at loan

Hibs trialist Thomas Roberts has hinted that he is set to sign a loan deal with a club in Europe. The FC Dallas midfielder spent a month training with the Capital club along with Charleston Battery duo Leland Archer and Robbie Crawford. (Evening News)

Martindale to face ‘fit and proper person’ test

New Livingston manager David Martindale will have to face an SFA hearing next month as he looks to pass a fit and proper person test due to his prior conviction and custodial sentence for organised crime offences. (Daily Record)

Rangers interest in midfielder

Rangers are interested in signing Stade de Reims midfielder Billal Brahimi during the January transfer window. The 20-year-old, once of Middlesbrough, is on loan at Le Mans in the third tier and is also said to be on the radar of Lens and German side Stuttgart. (Footmercato)

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