Scottish Football transfer LIVE: Celtic furlough entire U18 squad, Rangers urged to give ace new deal, Hibs set to sign midfielder

The action on the field starts back up on Friday evening as Morton and Dunfermline meet in the Scottish Championship.

Leading up to that encounter it has been a hugely eventful time in Scottish football. We’ve had football below the second tier being postponed, the fallout from Celtic’s trip to Dubai, Lawrence Shankland’s wonder goal for Dundee United and Livingston v Aberdeen being postponed once again while the players were getting ready to go on to the pitch.

Normally January is reserved for big transfer stories and the speculation which swirls around linking clubs with this player and looking to move on that player. That has been mere background noise in the last week or so.

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This weekend will be the first which sees just the top two tier played until the end of January at the latest.

All the latest from around the SPFL. Picture: SNS GroupAll the latest from around the SPFL. Picture: SNS Group
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We will have all the latest from around the SPFL throughout the day, including any transfer speculation, as it happens.

Scottish Football LIVE: Latest news and transfers

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Neilson’s transfer target

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson has been open in the fact he was looking to add at least two players to his squad this month.

Gary Mackay-Steven has come on board and now the attention turns to a striker.

He said: "You should come out of every transfer window in a better position than before it opened. That’s what we are trying to do in this window. Gary Mackay-Steven coming in has given us that lift.

“If we can get another one in, it’ll help again. We are continually trying to progress the team and get to where we want to get to, which is the top end of the Premiership."

Celtic place U18s on furlough

Celtic have placed their entire U18s side on furlough, report the Daily Mail.

it is understood manager Darren O’Dea informed the players via Zoom.

According to the Mail, more clubs could follow suit.

Hibs near Cadden signing

Hibs are closing in the signing of Chris Cadden.

According to the Scottish Sun, the former Motherwell star has underwent a medical ahead of completing his move to Easter Road.

He will become the club’s third January signing after goalkeeper Matt Macey and midfielder Jackson Irvine.

Rangers urged to give Davis new deal

Rangers have been urged to give Steven Davis a new deal by former interim boss Jimmy Nicholl.

Nicholl has worked with the experienced midfielder with Northern Ireland.

He believes the 36-year-old has a few more seasons in him.

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