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Old Firm latest: Celtic youngster completes switch; Murray Park will not be sold

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We bring you the latest news from Celtic and Rangers.

1) Denny Johnstone joins Birmingham

Celtic youngster Denny Johnstone has completed a switch to Championship side Birmingham City today.

The 19-year-old rejected the offer of a new contract at the Bhoys, favouring a move to England and Birmingham agreed a compensation package with Celtic to secure the transfer.

Speaking on his arrival, Blues boss Lee Clark said: “Negotiations with Celtic have been long but we got there in the end.

"The board have backed me because I feel the boy can offer future value to the squad.

“Denny was highly-thought of by Celtic and they wanted to keep him but the boy wanted to move on.”

2) Former Rangers man backs Celtic boss

Former Rangers defender Henning Berg believes that Ronny Deila will be a success at Celtic Park this season.

Berg tested his wits against Deila when the pair were both managing in the Norwegian league and Berg believes that he saw enough in the new Celtic boss to make him a success with the Scottish Champions – even backing the Bhoys to dominate most games.

"He did a very, very good job with a smaller club in Norway and put them at number two and then number one in the Norwegian league,” he said.

"He's good at developing young players and he's got an offensive playing style and I think that going to Celtic is good for them and him.

"They will dominate most games in the league and play games like this in Europe as well."

3) Rangers chairman reveals no plans to sell Murray Park

Rangers chairman, David Somers, has stated that the club has no plans to sell Murray Park.

Speculation had been rife that the facility could be sold, but Somers has moved to state that these were unsubstantiated and false rumours.

“There is a great deal of nonsense being written about possible sales of Rangers assets,” he said.

“The board has never discussed the sale and/or leaseback of any Rangers asset. Nor do I expect us to do so.

“Our mindset is to protect and enhance all the assets of the club for the benefit of future generations of fans and shareholders alike.

4) Former Rangers man influential in Mark Oxley move

Allan McGregor has been revealed as a major reason that Mark Oxley chose to move to Hibernian.

McGregor and Oxley are teammates at Hull City and the new Hibs signing went to his team-mate for advice about whether to complete the move.

The Rangers stopper turned out to be full of praise about his time spent in Scottish football and it was one of the reasons why Oxley went ahead with the deal.

“I mentioned it [the move] to him [McGregor] to see what his thoughts were and straight away he said it would be a great league this season,” Oxley revealed.

“Obviously he was at Ibrox so he knows Hibs, Hearts and Rangers are all big clubs.

“As soon as I spoke to him he said, ‘Go for it’.”

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