Celtic eye Jeremie Frimpong replacement, Rangers talent on the move, Gerrard in ban sweat, doubts on fan return - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Rangers took another step towards the Scottish Premiership title on Wednesday evening with a late 1-0 win over Livingston.

Thursday's Scottish football news. Picture: SNS

Alfredo Morelos was in the headlines, being booked by John Beaton having been deemed to have dived when fouled by Livingston goalkeeper before netting the winner.

Hamilton, meanwhile, picked up a point in their bid to survive, drawing 1-1 with St Johnstone.

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Meanwhile, rumblings over the restart of the League One and Two seasons and the next Celtic manager continue.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard could face a touchline ban after being sent to the stand in the club's win over Livingston. The Ibrox manager remonstrated with John Beaton at half-time after the official failed to award Alfredo Morelos a penalty after being brought down by Livi goalkeeper Max Stryjek and was booked for diving. Rangers could win the title within the next two games. (The Scotsman)

Celtic are eyeing a move for Dutch right-back Milan van Ewijk. Despite ADO Den Haag’s struggles in the Eredivisie, the 20-year-old has impressed, drawing interest from Germany and Belgium. Celtic scouts are reported to have watched him in action. (Scottish Sun)

Dunfermline Athletic will face an SPFL investigation after their Championship fixture with Raith Rovers was postponed due to a positive Covid test within the club's “bubble”. The Pars have “insufficient” players to complete the fixture. (SPFL)

Highly-rated Rangers midfielder Ciaran Dickson has left the club to join Queen of the South on loan for the remainder of the season.The teenage midfielder made his first-team debut in the Betfred Cup earlier in the season and has been on the bench for European games. He is contracted until 2023. (Various)

Kristoffer Ajer has been backed to stay at Celtic beyond the summer before a move to one of Europe’s big leagues. Former Kilmanock manager Lee Clark had the player on loan at Rugby Park for a 17-game spell. (Daily Record)

Alfredo Morelos’ agent Michael Gorman praised his client for using “incredible restraint” after being unfairly booked for diving in Rangers' win over Livingston on Wednesday night. The intermediary said that it’s “almost comical” now on social media. (Twitter)

An 18-game season for clubs in League One and League Two will be the most likely scenario when the divisions return, although the fourth tier could still be mothballed. It was confirmed on Tuesday football would be returning for the two leagues, plus SWPL 1 and the Scottish Cup. Discussions, however, are taking place regarding the make-up of League One and League Two. (Daily Record)

Celtic have extended the contract of goalkeeper Conor Hazard. The 22-year-old has signed a new deal until 2023. The Northern Ireland international has featured a handful of times for the first-team this season. (Various)

James Keatings has agreed a pre-contract with Raith Rovers. The Inverness CT forward, who has been a regular scorer against the Fifers, has penned a two-year deal. The former Hamilton, Hearts and Hibs forward has scored four goals in all competitions this season. (Scottish Sun)

Hearts owner Ann Budge fears there won't be full stadiums anytime next season “unless there is a real change". The Tynecastle chief doesn't believe partial crowds are the answer either and could see clubs lose money. (Evening News)

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