Rangers get £1m boost, odds slashed on next Celtic boss, former Parkhead star backed for job, Derek McInnes in shock EPL link - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

The Scottish Premiership is entering its home straight with just six fixtures remaining. Following the weekend’s action, which saw only two top-flight games take place, there is still the final top six place to play for prior to the split.

Next weekend will see St Mirren, St Johnstone and Dundee United battle it out for the final spot after Livingston secured their place with a win over Hamilton on Saturday, with the Buddies in the driving seat.

Elsewhere, plenty of speculation remains over the Aberdeen and Celtic managerial jobs.

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Here is Monday’s Scottish football news:

Monday's news from around the SPFL. Picture: SNS
Monday's news from around the SPFL. Picture: SNS

Celtic and Rangers have been praised by the Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf for their messages to supporters regarding the upcoming match this weekend. Both clubs released messages asking fans to stay home and stay safe. Yousaf tweeted: “V please to see strong msgs from @RangersFC & @CelticFC urging fans to obey rules & stay at home for upcoming game on 21st”. (Twitter)

Roy Keane's odds to become the next Celtic boss have been cut dramatically. The former Parkhead midfielder is now just 13/5 having been much higher in the betting. Keane is now third-favourite behind Chris Wilder, who recently left Sheffield United, and John Kennedy. (Oddschecker)

John Hartson has backed Roy Keane to become the next Celtic boss after it was reported the Manchester United legend was keen on replacing Neil Lennon in the Parkhead hotseat. Harton reckons the Irishman is exactly what the club need. He said: “I think Roy would be excellent. He would be well-respected among the players, he would have learned a lot in terms of what he has achieved up to now.” (OTB Sports)

Derek McInnes has emerged as a contender to replace Chris Wilder at Sheffield United. Former Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom is currently in interim charge although the Blades were thumped 5-0 by Leicester City on Sunday. Having left Aberdeen, McInnes’ name is on a shortlist. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers have been boosted by £1million investment. The family of rail tycoon Alan McLeish are behind the windfall. (Scottish Sun)

Chris Wilder is “too good a man, he’s too good a coach” to not be in a job, according to English pundit Andy Hinchcliffe. The recently-departed Sheffield United boss has been strongly linked with the vacant Celtic position and has earned the backing of pundits to land a good position after his work with the Blades. (Various)

Kevin Nisbet has admitted that interest from Birmingham City was “a massive opportunity to go” but insists it is "in the past”. The Hibs ace was subject of a bid from the Championship club in January, resulting in him handing in a transfer request. Nisbet was back on the scoresheet at the weekend and revealed: “I love the club, I get on really well with the gaffer and I have a great relationship with everyone.” (Evening News)

Ex-Manchester City ace Micah Richards weighed into the Roy Keane to Celtic speculation. The Sky Sports pundit has formed a close bond with Kean and tweeted: “I’ve just packed my bags!!! Scotland here we come”. (Twitter)