Scottish Gossip: Celtic, McGeady, Rangers loans, Dundee derby

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dens Park ground staff have worked round the clock to ensure the Dundee v Dundee United derby goes ahead at lunchtime on Saturday.(Daily Express)external-link

Manager Mixu Paatelainen believes Dundee United will be bidding farewell to their Scottish Premiership status if they keep leaking soft goals. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manager Ronny Deila has dismissed the notion of Celtic making a big-name loan signing in January amid rumours of a return to Glasgow for Everton winger Aiden McGeady.(Scotsman)external-link

Everton winger Aiden McGeady
Former Celtic and Spartak Moscow winger McGeady has been with Everton since 2014

But former Celtic striker Chris Sutton says the Premiership leaders should break the bank to re-sign McGeady. (Daily Record)external-link

Meanwhile, midfielder Callum McGregor insists he would not be interested in moving to Partick Thistle on loan following recent speculation about a move across Glasgow.(Sun)external-link

Aberdeen full-back Graeme Shinnie insists the pressure is not getting to the Dons after they missed the opportunity to go top of the Premiership by only drawing with Partick Thistle on Wednesday. (Herald)external-link

Rangers chairman Dave King
Chairman Dave King has loaned money to Rangers

Rangers accepted £6.5m in loans to pay off a £5m loan from Sports Direct and keep the club afloat.(Daily Express)external-link

New lenders John Bennett, Barry Scott and Andy Ross - the latter two based in Hong Kong - have joined chairman Dave King and directors Douglas Park, George Letham and George Taylor in providing credit facilities to the Ibrox club. (Daily Record)external-link

Meanwhile, Rangers will complete their second signing of the January transfer window with Polish free agent goalkeeper Maciej Gostomski moving to Glasgow after winger Harry Forrester signed a short-term deal.(Sun)external-link

RUGBY GOSSIP

Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors
Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors will meet at Murrayfield for the second time in seven days

The late switch of venue for Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh from Scotstoun to Murrayfield has caused significant disruption for many fans.(Herald)external-link

And the crowd will be restricted to 8,000 for the Pro12 match in Edinburgh, despite the ground having a 67,000 capacity. (Daily Mail)external-link

Warriors' Ryan Wilson is still confident of getting a win and overturning the 23-11 deficit in the 1872 Cup final second leg at Murrayfield.(Scotsman)external-link

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