Scottish Football transfer RECAP: Celtic in for striker, Old Firm battle for Leeds United target, Kyle Lafferty free agent

After yesterday’s whirlwind in Scottish football, Tuesday has been a lot more sedate.

However, we have still had to contend with the fallout from both the Scottish FA’s announcement to mothball football below the Championship until the end of January at the earliest, as well as Celtic’s contentious Dubai trip.

The late concession of a goal to Hibs to drop two more points on Monday evening followed by Scott Brown’s comments about the players on sun loungers has done little to temper the mood amongst he Parkhead support or around Scottish football. It is a story which is set to rumble on for days and weeks and be one of those looked back on with bemusement in years to come.

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On the field, Dundee United welcome St Johnstone in a Premiership fixture which was meant to be played on Saturday while there have been some key movements in the transfer window.

The latest updates and transfer speculation from around the SPFL. Picture: SNSThe latest updates and transfer speculation from around the SPFL. Picture: SNS
The latest updates and transfer speculation from around the SPFL. Picture: SNS

We will have all the latest from around the SPFL throughout the evening.

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Good morning

Welcome to the Scotsman’s live blog following Scottish football throughout Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

It was a busy day yesterday and there’s been plenty of fall-out and reaction to catch up on.

But first, here’s your daily diet of transfer stories. It is January after all…

The team went away, but the story won’t.

James McFadden told BBC Sportscene that Celtic must apologise for their trip to the Middle East.

Ian Maxwell has also admitted that while the trip was allowed - Celtic could still face disciplinary action from the governing body.

Former First Minister Henry McLeish has hammered the SFA decision to close down the leagues below the Championship for the remainder of January, claiming the governing bodies have sacrificed clubs because of Celtic’s wrongdoing.

But Ian Maxwell denies that claim here

Micky Mellon dropped Paul McMullan from his first-team squad after the winger signed a pre-contract deal with rivals Dundee.

Now the Dundee United boss thinks it is best for all parties that an agreement is reached for the ex-Stenhousemuir and Dunfermline man to move out of Tannadice permanently this month. (The Courier)

Partick Thistle - one of the full-time clubs in League One - have criticised the decision to close the lower leagues down.

In a scathing statement the Jags said they ‘foretold’ of the shutdown potential.

Leeann Dempster has a new role in football after her departure from Hibs


The reason Armstrong Oko-flex was wearing earphones on the touchline has been revealed - he was receiving instructions from boss Neil Lennon.

The youngster was seen wearing Airpods as he prepared to come on as a second half substitute against Hibs last night.

Celtic slash Edouard price

Celtic are said to have lowered their demands for Odsonne Edouard in a bid to sell off their prize asset this month. (Football Insider)

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