Celtic & Rangers latest: Johansen backs Deila; Boyd ban likely to be upheld

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Stefan Johansen supports Deila

Stefan Johansen has spoken out in support of his compatriot Ronny Deila.

The Norweigian manager is under pressure after a terrible start to life as Celtic boss, but Johansen believes that he is still helping the squad improve.

"Ronny is always talking about how we can improve as players," he said to the Evening Times. "There's been a lot of talk about it.

"We don't care so much what the people outside of us think about it, we just know we can improve as players. The gaffer and the team are there to help us."

Denayer surprised at call-up

Celtic youngster Jason Denayer says that he was surprised to be called up to the Belgium national team's squad this week.

The 19-year-old has made a good impression at Parkhead, but he admits that he was surprised to receive international recognition. 

"I read last week that I was selected and so I was still a little surprised," he said to the Scottish Evening Times. "I had thought that I would be called first for a friendly."

Boyd ban likely to be upheld

Kris Boyd's ban is likely to be upheld, according to a report in the Scottish Herald.

Boyd could face a two match suspension if the Light Blue's appeal is unsuccessful, but reportedly that is unlikely. 

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