Celtic and Rangers latest: New City loanee speaks; Mohsni admits need to change

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We bring you the latest from Celtic and Rangers.

1) Adam Matthews feels experienced

Despite still only being 22 years of age, Celtic defender Adam Matthews says he feels like one of the veteran campaigners in the current Bhoys squad.

Matthews has already made 72 appearances for Celtic during his three years at the club so far and he says that it is proving to invaluable for him this season.

“We have quite a young side so I do feel like an experienced player, having been here for four years now,” Matthews said to the club’s official site.

“Obviously I am still young and learning. It’s a brilliant squad to be in and the experienced players help the young players so if I can help them come through, that would be brilliant.

2) Jason Denayer can’t wait to get started

Celtic new-boy Jason Denayer says that he is delighted to have moved to Parkhead and that he can’t wait to get started.

The 19-year-old, signed on loan from Manchester City, is highly regarded at his parent club and he is hoping to impress in his first taste of senior football.

“I was in pre-season with the Manchester City first-team but I didn’t have much chance to play in the squad so I asked to go on loan and Celtic were the club who gave me most assurance to play,” he said.

“It’s a good chance for me because Celtic is a good club with good history and hopefully we will have a chance to play in the Champions League as well.

“When I spoke with Ronny Deila he said he will give me my chance. After that it’s not down to him, it’s me. I need to show him I can play.”

3) Colin Stein refuses to blame Rangers strikers

Rangers legend Colin Stein has refused to blame the club’s strikers for the ‘Gers failure to win either of their opening two competitive fixtures of the season.

Rangers drew with Hibernian and lost to Hearts in their first two games of the 2014/15 campaign and both Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller have failed to hit the net so far.

However, Stein says that the problem for the front-men is not their finishing, but the fact that they are simply not getting enough service.

"You can be the best striker in the world, but if you don't get the service then you won't score goals, it is as simple as that," Stein said. "It is down to the other players to give the two of them the supply they need and get them chances to score.

4) Bilel Mohsni promises to curb his anger

Bilel Mohsni has said that he will be far more restrained from now in a Rangers shirt.

The Tunisian international has been suspended for the season so far after picking up a red-card in a friendly match against Derby County for headbutting Rams centre-forward, Chris Martin.

It was an action which angered his manager, Ally McCoist, at the time and Mohsni has now agreed that his behaviour has been unacceptable.

"I was very, very upset with myself at Derby and I acted stupidly,” he said.

"If I get my chance, I will do my best to show I am worthy of it and attempt to keep it for the rest of the season.

"Of course, I had suspensions last season and I don't want any more. I need to keep my temper, stay cool and make sure I don't get sent off again.”

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