Another action-packed weekend of Scottish football is in the books. St Johnstone and Livingston will battle it out for the first trophy of the 2020/21 season after each side won their Betfred Cup semi-final clashes at Hampden. The Perth Saints stunned Hibs with a 3-0 triumph on Saturday evening despite the pre-match favourites dominating the early part of the match. Livingston, meanwhile, were able to ride a Scott Robinson opener all the way to a 1-0 victory over St Mirren.
There were two league clashes in the top-flight also, both of which were convincing victories for the home team. Rangers got back to winning ways with a thumping 5-0 win over Ross County following last weekend’s draw with Motherwell. The Steelmen, on the other hand, couldn’t built on that result as they were defeated 2-0 at Pittodrie.
There is full Premiership card this Wednesday evening, but until then attention turns back to transfer business as supporters eagerly look to see what their club do in the current window. Here’s today’s latest news:
Scottish football transfer RECAP: Monday, January 25
Rangers have announced the signing of Scott Wright on a pre-contract agreement. The Aberdeen attacker’s deal is up at the end of the campaign when he will move to Ibrox on a three-year contract. However, Rangers are still trying to push through a move this month. (Scottish Sun)
St Johnstone have signed Rangers winger Glenn Middleton on loan for the rest of the 2020/21 campaign, the club have announced. The 21-year-old has had previous loan spells with Hibs and Bradford City after falling down the pecking order at Ibrox. (Various)
Odsonne Edouard is a target for West Ham United. The London club are looking to strengthen their options in attack after selling Sebastian Haller to Ajax and are reportedly happy to pay up to £35m for the highly-rated striker. (Daily Star)
Former Aberdeen youngster Jack Grimmer believes Rangers have bagged themselves an exceptional talent in Nnamdi Ofoborh as he compared his old Wycombe Wanderers team-mate, who has reportedly signed a pre-contract with Steven Gerrard’s men, to current Ibrox favourite Glen Kamara. (Scottish Sun)
Former Celtic star Kris Commons believes the club’s head of recruitment Nicky Hammond should not be trusted to lead their transfer business in both the January and summer transfer windows after “a litany of woeful signings”. (Daily Mail)
Celtic look like they could lose out on signing Preston duo Ben Davies and Ben Pearson with Bournemouth poised to snatch up the pair on pre-contract deals. The Parkhead side have been interested in both players for several months but the attempt to sign the two stars has been delayed due to the ongoing uncertainty around manager Neil Lennon’s long-term future at the club. (Scottish Sun)
After some external recruitment for the future this morning, Rangers have done the same internally this evening
Promising Rangers defender Nathan Patterson extends contract to 2024
Nathan Patterson has extended his contract at the club by two years – keeping the right-back at Ibrox until 2024.
Could he be on his way after recent re-enforcements in the middle of the park?
Stevie Mallan: Hibs midfielder 'wanted by Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor'
Hibs midfielder Stevie Mallan is a target for Yeni Malatyaspor, according to reports.
Hearts’ recruitment of Armand Gnanduillet has been welcomed down Gorgie way - and hailed down by the Tower.
Hearts sign French striker Armand Gnanduillet with Elijah Adebayo move dead
Hearts have signed French striker Armand Gnanduillet after deciding not to pursue Walsall’s Elijah Adebayo any further.
As the former Blackpool striker signed up at Tynecastle his former fan club gave Hearts fans the low-down on what to expect - and they were very complimentary.
Hearts envy of Blackpool fans after signing cult hero striker Gnanduillet - 'an absolute steal on a free'
According to reports in England, Hearts have seen off a plethora of clubs to land Armand Gnanduillet as the new Tynecastle number nine.