Rumour Mill: Celtic title wait | Chris Sutton Rangers dig | Lennon/ Duffy furore

Celtic will have to wait to be crowned Champions after Aberdeen win; Chris Sutton has taken a dig at Rangers and their new manager; Neil Lennon keeps feud with Jim Duffy going.
Hibs  boss Neil Lennon and  Morton manager  Jim Duffy .
Picture: Eric McCowatHibs  boss Neil Lennon and  Morton manager  Jim Duffy .
Picture: Eric McCowat
Hibs boss Neil Lennon and Morton manager Jim Duffy . Picture: Eric McCowat

Aberdeen make Celtic wait for title

The Dons were in emphatic form thrashing Dundee 7 - 0 in a match that saw Derek McInnes side four goals up at half time.

A victory for the Dens Park side would have handed Celtic the title however Brendan Rodgers can claim the Premiership crown with victory over Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday. (Scotsman)

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- Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha was also spotted along with his wife in the Dens Park crowd

- Andrew Considine insists there is no chance of in-form Aberdeen taking their foot off the gas in the remaining weeks of the season.

The defender hit a treble as the Dons, who are second in the Premiership, won 7-0 at Dundee to increase their lead over third-placed Rangers to 11 points. (BBC)

Chris Sutton slams FIFA over England fixture

Former Celtic striker, writing in his Daily Record column, has criticised FIFA for their decision to place international qualifiers close to Champions League qualification games.

“FIFA and UEFA have shown for a very long time that they don’t care a jot about smaller nations such as Scotland and this just proves the point.

“How can you arrange an international match date which comes just 19 days before Aberdeen, Rangers and either St Johnstone, Hearts or Hibs will be starting their Europa League campaigns. Celtic get going a fortnight after that. (for the Champions League)” (Record)

- Sutton also took a dig at Rangers and their new boss on BT Sport.

He said: “Well Rangers are on fire at the moment,” Sutton told BT Sport in a sarcastic tone.

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“Pedro has gone in, everything is positive, they have won one game and they are going to win the World Cup.”

Emilio Izaguirre to hold talks over future

Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre will hold talks over his future at the club.

The Honduras full back has been pushed out of the side by Kieran Tierney but has not ruled out remaining at Parkhead. (Sun)

Lennon fires verbal volley at Duffy

Neil Lennon hit back at Morton manager Jim Duffy during an angry press conference rant yesterday, exacerbating a feud that seems to be growing in rancour.

The pair had to be pulled apart as the Championship match between their sides descended into a mass brawl on Wednesday night and there are no signs of peace breaking out any time soon, with Lennon claiming this fracas was “20 times worse” than the coming together between himself and Ally McCoist at the end of an Old Firm game in 2011. (Scotsman)

Celtic and Rangers to meet twice in space of six days

Rangers and Celtic will meet twice in the space of six days after the date of the final Glasgow derby of the season was announced.

Brendan Rodgers ‘proud’ when Celtic stars play for Scotland

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said that he fully backed his players’ participation in the Scotland national side.

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He said: “I am proud that so many 
[of our] players were in the [Scotland] team,” he said. “That is where you want them to be. They are footballers for a very short period. I am not one who is going to stop any player playing for his country. Thankfully here all the Scottish boys love 
playing for their country and want to go. (Scotsman)

Ian Cathro: Craig Levein won’t be in dressing-room against Celtic

Ian Cathro insists he has the final say on team matters at Hearts and Craig Levein won’t be in the dressing room against Celtic tomorrow. (Scotsman)