RYAN JACK has leapt to the defence of his team-mate Alfredo Morelos after the striker's dismissal against Motherwell, Scott Sinclair says that he would like to remain at Celtic and Neil Lennon has downplayed a move for £5 million-rated striker Andraz Sporar.

Jack perplexed by Morelos red

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack says that he feels sympathetic towards Alfredo Morelos after the club's top scorer Alfredo Morelos was shown a second yellow crad for gesturing to Motherwell supporters after scoring at Fir Park yesterday. Jack told the Scottish Sun: "Alfredo has just gone to celebrate. I don’t think he has meant anything by it."

Frimpong targets Europa League place

Celtic full-back Jeremie Frimpong, who scored his first Parkhead goal during yesterday's 2-0 win over Hibernian, is delighted to have opened his home account for Celtic and revealed that he hopes to be involved during the club's last 32 Europa League tie. “I’m really excited to play in Europe – it’s going to be a good experience for me,” he said. “It’s been alright [watching in Europe]. I trust my team to go out there and do the job."

Lennon rules out move for Sporar

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has ruled out a January move for £5 million-rated Slovan Bratislava striker Andraz Sporar, who has been linked with a move to the Scottish champions in recent weeks. Lennon told the Scotsman that there was 'nothing in' the rumours and said: "We have got a meeting on Tuesday and we'll have a look at the options we have available there."

Milne calls for SPFL reform

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne, who will be replaced by Dave Cormack after today's AGM, has called for a significant overhaul of the SFA and the SPFL. "I've said for a long time that if we had one consolidated body run by the right people we might start to see he game moving forward with a common agenda," he said. "In many ways Scottish football has come through its most challenging period in the last 20 years.  There have been some good things done but I think there were some real opportunities there that we missed."

We want Gordon to stay, insists Lennon

Neil Lennon has held talks with goalkeeper Craig Gordon in an attempt to persuade the shot-stopper to extend his current deal, which expires at the end of the season, at Celtic Park. “I’ve had a wee chat with Craig,” Lennon said. “He’s a player I’d be loath to let go because he’s a quality goalkeeper. From a selfish point of view, we want him to stay. He might have his own principles and want to leave."

Gerrard: Ref was desperate to send someone off

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has claimed that referee Don Robertson, who took charge of Rangers' 2-0 win over Motherwell yesterday, was "desperate" to show somebody a red card. Gerrard said: "We have no complaints ... but I felt he was desperate to give out a red card today. I had that feeling, which is unfortunate as our player does get that type of abuse."

Sinclair keen to extend Celtic contract

Celtic winger Scott Sinclair has admitted that he may be forced to leave Parkhead to secure regular football but insisted that his main preference would be to stay on in Glasgow's east end. He told the Daily Record: "I just want to play, everyone who knows me is aware of that. I haven't really spoken to the manager about leaving. If it was my choice, I would love to stay and fight for a position."

Old Firm await Europa League draw

Both Celtic and Rangers will discover their opponents in the last 32 of the Europa League this afternoon. You can follow the draw live on our website, where Celtic could be drawn against the likes of Roma, Wolves or Shakhtar Donetsk, while Rangers could be paired alongside clubs such as Manchester United, Inter Milan or Ajax.