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Celtic & Rangers latest: Bhoys target having medical, Rangers star could face lengthy absence

We bring you the latest news from Celtic and Rangers.

1) Wakaso Mubarak having Celtic medical

Celtic have confirmed that Wakaso Mubarak is having a medical with the club ahead of a proposed loan switch from Rubin Kazan.

The Ghanian international winger is set to join the Bhoys today as they want him to be a part of the squad which faces Maribor in the Champions League on Wednesday.

2) Maribor ready to make history

Zlatko Zahovic, the Maribor manager, has warned Celtic that his side are ready for the challenge that awaits them ahead of the Champions League qualifier between the two sides, which will take place on Wednesday.

The Slovenian side have not made it to the group stage of the elite European competition since 1999, but they are determined to do it this year and Zahovic says that they won’t be overawed by facing Celtic.

"Celtic is a superb club with a rich tradition, one of the longest in the world, and this should be respected," he said.

“It is rare to find clubs that have won more trophies than they have."

“Our opponent is a regular participant in the Champions League and two years ago they beat Barcelona. They are a step up in competition."

“If we go into the match humbly and modestly, we have a lot of options. I am a great optimist."

“It is important we prepare properly because an epic duel awaits us.”

3) Kris Boyd praises Rangers youngsters

Kris Boyd has praised Rangers' young-guns after their performance last night, where they beat Clyde 8-1 in the Petrofac Training Cup.

The ‘Gers hammered Clyde, led by former player Barry Ferguson, with Boyd scoring a hat-trick, but he was keen to divert the attention to some of the younger stars on the pitch – with Fraser Aird and Lewis Macleod being singled out for the most praise.

“I look at Fraser, who got into areas that helped the strikers against Clyde with regards to coming in off the touchline and taking part in the game," he said.

“He wasn’t just standing out there. He came in and got involved and it was the same with Lewis, who was fantastic where he moved into the middle."

“He took the game by the scruff of the neck and took it to Clyde. He created numerous chances and got himself another couple of goals."

“That’s what you want from your midfielders. You want to see them running beyond strikers and taking part.”

4) Cammy Bell could be out for three months

Rangers stopper Cammy Bell could be out for three months with an injury which he picked up during the Light Blues win over Falkirk.

Bell had to receive treatment during the match, but soldiered on only to find out that he had dislocated his shoulder after going for a scan.

It now means that he could require surgery, which would lead to a lengthy absence.

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