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All of the post-match reaction from Sunday’s Old Firm derby, Hearts complete their 17th signing of the summer, and Hibs admit they’ll stew over Livingston defeat for the next two weeks.

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Celtic's Callum McGregor, right, challenges Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor during Sunday's Old Firm clash. Picture: AFP/Getty

Celtic's Callum McGregor, right, challenges Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor during Sunday's Old Firm clash. Picture: AFP/Getty

Old Firm reaction

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers pinpointed holding on to matchwinning goalscorer Olivier Ntcham and Dedryck Boyata during the transfer window as central to the Scottish champions’ latest derby success – yesterday’s 1-0 home victory. (The Scotsman)

- Steven Gerrard accused referee Willie Collum of disregarding the advice of his fourth official in refusing to take action against what he claimed was a “blatant foul” in the build-up to Celtic’s winning goal in the first Old Firm clash of the season. (The Scotsman)

- Connor Goldson took confidence from yesterday’s Old Firm game despite Rangers’ defeat because it proved Celtic aren’t as good as he was given to believe. (The Scotsman)

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- You doubt, we’ll dominate. That was how Celtic captain Scott Brown summed up a derby triumph that came in the wake of predictions that behind-the-scenes upheaval at the club could make them vulnerable when Steven Gerrard’s renewed Rangers came calling. (The Scotsman)

- Steven Gerrard admitted Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor was fortunate not to be punished for flicking a leg at Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer in the first half. He said: “I think he has lashed out. Of course I will speak to him. I am honest. I will tell you what I see. If something is blatant it is blatant.” (Various)

Rangers to complete McAuley deal

Rangers are poised to make their 15th signing of the summer with a deal for Gareth McAuley expected to be completed in the next few days. The Northern Ireland international centre-back is a free agent after leaving West Brom in May. (The Scotsman)

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Hearts sign Dikamona

Hearts have completed the signing of central defender Clevid Dikamona. The 28-year-old Congolese has penned a one-year deal with the option to extend for a further season. (Evening News)

Hibs to stew over defeat

Hibs’ humbled first-team squad will replay their second-half capitulation at Livingston over and over again before getting the chance to put it right against Kilmarnock, admits goalscorer Daryl Horgan. (Evening News)

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