Rumour Mill: Tony Watt | Mikael Lustig | David Goodwillie

Neil Lennon says Tony Watt is still part of his plans. Picture: TSPL
Neil Lennon says Tony Watt is still part of his plans. Picture: TSPL
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No Celtic return for striker Tony Watt, Mikael Lustig considers his Parkhead future and David Goodwillie set to return to Blackburn.

Tony Watt told to grow up by Neil Lennon

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has told Tony Watt that he needs to see out the season in Belgium and grow up after a series of bust ups with Lierse coach Stanley Menzo.

Homesick Watt was recalled to the Lierse starting line up on Boxing Day after he was publicly criticised by his manager for his attitude.

He scored a double in Lierse’s 3 - 0 win over Mecheleen. (Sun)

Lustig in contract talks

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig says he has held meetings with the Parkhead club about extending his contract which expires in 18 months while also revealing that he is attracting the attention of other clubs. The Swede is currently recovering from a hip operation and is due back in March. (Sun)

Dundee Utd to end Goodwillie loan deal

The Tannadice side are set to cut short David Goodwillie’s loan deal next month after he failed to make an impression following his return from Blackburn.

The 24 year-old forward has failed to hit the heights that won him a £2m move in August 2011. (Sun)

Malky Mackay sacked as Cardiff manager

The former Celtic defender has been sacked as manager of Cardiff City by controversial owner Vincent Tan following two-and-a-half years in charge which saw the Scot win promotion to the Premiership.

Reports suggest Mackay received a £3m pay off. (Scotsman)

• Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being lined up to replace Mackay in the Cardiff hot seat

Jim Goodwin’s conduct to be examined

The SFA’s disciplinary watchdog Vincent Lunny is to study St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin’s controversial Boxing Day display against Dundee United. Goodwin was substituted at half time after apparently elbowing Stuart Armstrong. (Scotsman)

Rangers considering move for McNulty

Ally McCoist is looking to add Livingston striker Marc McNulty to his squad if he is allowed to spend in this January transfer window. The Ibrox manager is looking to ready his squad for a Championship push and views McNulty as the right man to lead his attack. The 21 year-old has scored 39 goals in 72 starts for the Almondvale club. (Record)