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Celtic & Rangers latest: Striker could leave within 48 hours; McCoist offers Rangers star a reprieve

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We bring you the latest news from Celtic and Rangers.

Leigh Griffiths could leave Celtic

Leigh Griffiths could complete a return to Hibernian from Celtic within the next 48 hours, according to the Edinburgh news.

Griffiths has slipped down the pecking order at Parkhead after struggling to find the back of the net and Hibs have tried to capitalise on his potential availability by lodging a loan bid for the striker. 

They are now waiting to hear back from the Scottish champions on whether or not their offer has been successful and should find out within the next two days.

Deila receives Brown backing

Scott Brown has vocalised his support for under pressure Celtic manager Ronny Deila.

The Norwegian's start to life with the Bhoys hasn't gone exactly according to plan and his tinkering with the starting line-up has left many supporters frustrated.

However, Brown has backed Deila to settle on a starting line-up soon. 

"Eventually, the gaffer will pick a strong team and stick with it," he said to the Evening Times. "I'm sure he has a good idea of what his starting 11 is going to be against Hearts."

Ally McCoist says Rangers deserved victory

Ally McCoist says that his side deserved their 3-1 win over Falkirk last night, even if they didn't benefit from a controversial penalty decision.

Falkirk had strong appeals for a spot-kick and were left frustrated when the referee turned them down, but McCoist said that his side deserved the success regardless of the decision. 

“I know that games can hinge on controversial decisions but we deserved it," the 'Gers boss said to the Daily Record.

Dean Shiels offered McCoist support

Rangers boss Ally McCoist says that Dean Shiels still has a part to play for the club, after he impressed in their victory over Falkirk last night.

Shiels has become the forgotten man at Ibrox after falling down the pecking order, but McCoist insists that he still has a future with the Light Blues.

"He scores goals," McCoist said to STV. "Look at his record. He was out injured for a period last season but he scores. Anyone who does that will have a future here."

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