Scottish Gossip: Celtic look at Simunovic after signing Allan – BBC Sport
Scott Allan says he’s “delighted” to have signed a four-year deal at Celtic after leaving Hibernian.
Rangers will seek a third loan signing after missing out on signing Scott Allan. Rangers have already brought in Tottenham Hotspur duo Nathan Oduwa and Dominic Ball this week.
But Warburton insists he is “not disappointed” at not being able to bring Allan to Ibrox, saying he only wants players “who want to be at Rangers”.
Celtic have added Croatia Under-20 defender Jozo Simunovic to a list of possible replacements for Virgil van Dijk, who has been linked with a move away from Glasgow. However, Celtic would have to pay Dinamo Zagreb £4m for Simunovic.
Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson believes full-back Callum Paterson is good enough to play in England.
Dundee United forward Aidan Connolly insists the Tangerines are just as good as they were this time last season, despite losing Stuart Armstrong, Nadir Ciftci and Gary Mackay-Steven to Celtic since then.
Winger Jonny Hayes believes Aberdeen’s early season form could be the difference as they aim to better last term’s points tally of 75.
Meanwhile, Hayes believes summer signing Graeme Shinnie has been so impressive since joining the Dons he looks like he’s played there for years.
Ruaridh Jackson insists Scotland are treating Saturday’s Rugby World Cup warm-up with Ireland as “a full-blown Test match”, adding: “We’re not trying to go out and just try a few things. We need to get a victory.”
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