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Scottish Football Transfer News: Rangers make move for rival's star man, Celtic to announce striker signing, Premiership crowd boost, Aberdeen and Dundee United battle for St Johnstone ace

Scottish football fans were left disappointed on Wednesday with the restrictions on crowds remaining in place. However, there is hope that by the return of the cinch Premiership from its winter break they will be lifted.

According to the Daily Record, the top-flight clubs were given the thumbs up message from the Scottish FA’s joint response group to prepare for full houses once more.

The Premiership resumes on Monday, January 17 with Celtic hosting Hibs with a full midweek fixturecard ahead of the Scottish Cup fourth round.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon delivered an update yesterday and was asked about the upcoming Six Nations.

She said: “It is really difficult particularly at this stage of a phase of a wave of the virus to be certain about the future, that's why we need to monitor things on a closer time basis but we have had, right the way through, very good discussion with the SRU about matches at Murrayfield.

"They have been very, very constructive in working with us to enable games to go ahead.

“I know how important clarity is for those who cater for big sporting events and not least matches at Murrayfield so it is very much in a mind when we make decisions. I hope very much we won't have to go beyond the 17th of January with these restrictions.”

In the meantime plenty of focus will remain on the January transfer window.

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