Rumour Mill: Ricardo Horta | Fergus McCann | Dave King

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Ricardo Horta in action
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Celtic target Portuguese winger, Celtic set to mark Fergus McCann takeover and Rangers fans back Dave King.

Celtic target Portugal Under-19 star

The Parkhead side are tracking Vitoria Setubal winger Ricardo Horta who is valued at around £900,000.

Horta was recently watched by a Celtic scout and is also being tracked by Genoa and Hannover.

Celtic are increasingly focusing on the Portuguese market having signed Amido Balde from Vitoria Guimaraes in the summer. (Sun)

Fergus McCann praised 20 years on from Celtic rescue

Charlie Mulgrew says Fergus McCann’s impact on Celtic is still present today as the Parkhead side gears up to mark the 20th anniversary since his consortium took over the club and rescued it from liquidation.

Rangers fans groups back Dave King

Former Rangers director Dave King has received the backing of a number of fans groups for his call for fans to withhold season ticket money

to prevent it going to the current board.

The Union of Fans, made up of 6 fan groups, issued a vote of no confidence in the current board yesterday.

Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace said the move was “part of a divisive campaign” aimed at undermining efforts to restore stability to the club. (Scotsman)

Hearts will not go down without a fight - Locke

Gary Locke has urged his players to battle to avoid the drop

despite being 18 points behind St Mirren at the bottom of the


The four sides that they are up against are all in action this weekend

meaning Hearts could capitalise if they win their match this weekend. (Various)

St Mirren boss apologises Derek Adams

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has apologised “unreservedly” to his Ross County counterpart Derek Adams for the touchline spat between the two which resulted in the pair being issued in a notice of complaint by the SFA. (Scotsman)

Peralta plans Rangers exit

Arnold Peralta says he plans to leave Rangers in the summer due to a lack of first team matches. The Honduras international will play for his country in the World Cup in Brazil and told a newspaper in his home country that he plans to move on after the competition. (Express)


• Fraser Forster has been named in Roy Hodgson’s 30 man squad that will face Denmark in a friendly next week

• Celtic are to appeal against the red card given to Virgil Van Dijk during their loss to Aberdeen

• Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara says his players can still finish second in the table despite currently sitting fifth in the SPFL table

• St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is looking to sign a defender after Tam Scobbie was ruled out for the rest of the season