Reason revealed for Celtic star's self-isolation, 'massive' Ryan Kent development at Rangers, Neil Lennon given blunt response by Israel coach, Rangers legend gives verdict on Wilshere interest - Scottish Premiership Rumour MIll

Thursday’s Scottish football news and gossip
Celtic and Scotland midfielder Ryan Christie has been told to self-isolate. Picture: SNSCeltic and Scotland midfielder Ryan Christie has been told to self-isolate. Picture: SNS
Celtic and Scotland midfielder Ryan Christie has been told to self-isolate. Picture: SNS

Reason for Tierney and Christie self-isolation

Ryan Christie and Kieran Tierney have been told to self-isolate after it was discovered the pair had joined Stuart Armstrong, who tested positive for Covid-19, for a few games on the PlayStation. The duo insist they were not using the same controllers and kept to social-distancing guidelines. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic to challenge government rules

Celtic are set to challenge the Scottish Government over the strict coronavirus protocols which have forced Ryan Christie into self-isolation for 14 days, thereby missing the first Old Firm clash of the season, despite the player testing negative for Covid-19. (Daily Record)

Celtic respond to fan calls

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Celtic have responded to calls from supporters for the club to recall all international players after both Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Christie were caught in separate nightmare Covid-19 scenarios while representing their country. They told fans that, while the safety of their players was of strict importance, “the release of players for international matches is governed by the FIFA regulations.” (Daily Record)

New deal for Kent

Rangers will open talks with Ryan Kent over a new contract after managing to stave off interest from Leeds United during the summer transfer window. (Football Insider)

McCoist backs Wilshere signing

Rangers legend Ally McCoist believes his former club should jump at the chance to sign former Arsenal and West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere, despite the player’s injury history. (Scottish Sun)

Israel coach tells Lennon that Bitton can play

Israel coach Willi Ruttensteiner has told Neil Lennon that Nir Bitton is available to play against Scotland despite the Celtic manager’s insistence that the midfielder-turned-defender would miss the game. (Scottish Sun)

Murphy out for Hibs

Progressing quicker than anticipated, Hibs midfielder Joe Newell could be available for the club’s return to league action next weekend but, in the meantime, he will be joined on the sidelines by Jamie Murphy. (Evening News)

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