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Celtic & Rangers latest: Bhoys star grateful for time off; McCoist resignation confirmed

We bring you the latest news from Celtic and Rangers.

Brown thankful for rest

Scott Brown was thankful to Ronny Deila for giving him some time off in midweek when Celtic played Dinamo Zagreb.

Brown was not forced to play against the Croatian side in the Europa League on Thursday and he felt the benefits this weekend, as he scored two goals in the Bhoys' 4-1 win over St Mirren. 

"I got four or five days off last week because the rest of the lads were away to Zagreb and I really felt the benefit of that yesterday," he said to the Scottish Evening Times

"It gives your body a bit of time to rest and you feel fresher when you get back out."

Shunsuke Nakamura spots little difference

Former Celtic ace Shunsuke Nakamura believes that there has been little change in the standard of the club's football since he left.

The Japanese international departed Parkhead back in 2009 and he doesn't feel the side have regressed since. 

"I was watching the game and trying to compare it to the time when I was here, and there was not much of a difference," Nakamura told the Scottish Evening Times

"The performance was good, especially the only players who still remain from my time."

Confirmation of McCoist resignation

Rangers have confirmed that Ally McCoist has offered his resignation as manager of the club. 

The Light Blues were quiet about speculation surrounding McCoist's future when rumours began last week, but they have gone on to confirm his decision today. 

McCoist and Rangers now need to come to a settlement agreement before he leaves Ibrox. 

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