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Old Firm latest: Saints target ex-Celtic ace, Rangers will be ready, says McCoist

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1) Celtic old-boy hunted by Southampton

Southampton are looking to add to their depleted squad by signing former Celtic man Georgios Samaras.

The Greek international saw his deal at Celtic Park run out at the end of last season and has been a free-agent ever since, with Saints reportedly leading a long-line of clubs interested in signing him.

The 29-year-old is also wanted by Sevilla and Hamburg, as well as a host of clubs in Russia and China, but Southampton are currently leading the race.

2) Stefan Johansen still believes

Stefan Johansen believes that Celtic can still make it through in the Champions League, despite a heavy defeat in the first leg to Legia Warsaw.

The Bhoys host the Polish side on Wednesday knowing they will have to turn around a 4-1 deficit if they are to successfully make it through the third round of qualifying for Europe’s elite competition.

And, although the task looks an unenviable one, Johansen still thinks that the Scottish champions can pull off a shock and reach the next stage.

“We still have a chance to get through and we have to go for it,” he said, “and I believe this can still be done."

“It is going to be tough, but we need to make sure that we’re ready for the second leg."

“Looking at the Legia players at the end of the match, it seemed as though they were through to the next round already."

“So we're going to be ready for Wednesday night because we still have a chance to be the ones celebrating at the end of the second leg."

“I feel we are good enough on a better day than Warsaw to make it through to the next round.”

3) Ally McCoist has positive discussions with Bilel Mohsni

Rangers manager Ally McCoist says that his meeting with Bilel Mohsni was a positive one.

Mohsni aggravated his manager by getting sent off for headbutting Chris Martin in the ‘Gers most recent friendly match – a 2-0 defeat to Derby County.

However, McCoist, who was raging after the game, has revealed that things have been sorted out now and he expects to see an improvement from the Tunisian international with regards to his behaviour in the future.

"I've had a very good chat with him," McCoist said. "What I would say publicly is that he 100% knows he was wrong; we can’t accept that sort of behaviour at the football club."

"He’s apologised; he knows he let himself down and his teammates down. We had a good chat about it and that’s it really."

4) Ally McCoist says Rangers will be ready

Ally McCoist has insisted that Rangers will be ready for the task ahead of them as they hunt for back-to-back promotions this season.

The ‘Gers enter the Scottish Championship as the bookies' favourites to win the league and McCoist knows that his squad are ready to deal with the pressure.

He said: “I’m happy with where we are. Like every other manager or coach you would always want a tweak here or there."

“But we’ve bought four in and four or five have gone out so there’s been a reasonable turnover."

“And we feel we’re ready for what will be a very difficult campaign and a tough campaign.”

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