The latest news and gossip from around Scottish football. 

Celtic back their man

Tom Boyd’s comments about ref John Beaton may be being probed by the SFA compliance officer - but Celtic have vowed to back their former captain.

Boyd slammed Beaton during Celtic’s Betfred Cup clash with Dunfermline, claiming he shouldn’t be in charge if he “doesn’t know the rules”.

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The Hoops ambassador could find himself in hot water but the club have revealed their shock at the comments on Celtic TV commentary being investigated.

The club said: “We have had absolutely no contact from the SFA in relation to this matter and, given the context and circumstances in which the comments were made, would be astonished if the matter were to be progressed. 

“If it is, then we will respond robustly."

Ibe on the way?

Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe is ‘close’ to signing on loan at Celtic.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe has had to consider the move after losing key players to injury. 

Tom Hateley gives lowdown on Legia Warsaw, as he tips Rangers firepower to see them through

However it appears the Englishman is ready to sanction the loan move.

Ibe, 23, has also been linked with Napoli and Fiorentina. (Express)

Stevie May not get the chance

St Johnstone have had a loan bid for Stevie May ‘rejected’ by Aberdeen.

Dons are not believed to be interested in shipping him out on a temporary basis and would prefer to offload him completely.

The striker still has two years left on his deal at Pittodrie but has been deemed surplus to requirements with the likes of Sam Cosgrove, Curtis Main and James Wilson ahead of him in the pecking order. (Daily Record)

Rangers can win vs Warsaw

Steven Gerrard’s men have too much firepower for Legia, according to ex-Motherwell star Tom Hateley.

Midfielder Hateley - son of Gers legend Mark - beat Warsaw during his time at Piast Gliwice and reckons Gers can do the same.

He said: “Steven Gerrard has attracted the likes of Jermain Defoe, and he probably won’t even start in Warsaw because of how good Alfredo Morelos is.

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“When I was around Ibrox as a kid, the dressing room was full of big names and big characters, and it’s great to see them getting back to that. 

“That’s what you need to win titles and to go to these venues in Europe and do well.

“It will be an intimidating atmosphere. Any time I’ve played there, it has been really in your face with fireworks and pyrotechnics. It will be lively for sure.” (Evening Times)

Helander and Doc dropped

Swedish international Filip Helander and Greg Docherty have both been dropped from the Rangers squad for Legia Warsaw.

Steven Gerrard replaced the duo with new signings Brandon Barker and Andy King as he hopes to make it through to the Europa League group stages.

Helander - who signed for £3.5m from Bologna - had a comfortable competitive debut against East Fife on Sunday.