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Scottish clubs deadline day business

By August 30, 2016No Comments

With the Scottish transfer window shutting on Wednesday night, Scottish Premiership clubs are busy doing late business.

Celtic have been boosted by a £30million Champions League windfall and could still add a central midfielder and Rangers are on the hunt for a defender.

Here, PLZ Soccer looks at this summer’s ins and outs plus what the clubs still need to do.


IN: Jayden Stockley (Bournemouth, free), Miles Storey (Swindon, free), Callum Morris (Dundee United, free), Neil Alexander (Hearts, free), Joe Lewis (Cardiff, free), Anthony O’Connor (Burton, free), Wes Burns (Bristol City, loan).

OUT: Barry Robson (retired), Scott Brown (Wycombe, free), David Goodwillie (Plymouth, free), Simon Church (MK Dons, end of loan), Adam Collin (Rotherham, end of loan – now at Notts County), Cammy Smith (Dundee Utd, loan), Willo Flood (Dundee Utd, free), Danny Rogers (Falkirk, loan), Lawrence Shankland (St Mirren, loan).

WHAT ELSE DO THEY STILL NEED? Derek McInnes does not have much room left in his budget but may look to add another midfielder with skipper Ryan Jack due to undergo knee surgery.


IN: Kristoffer Ajer (IK Start, £800,000), Moussa Dembele (Fulham, £500,000), PJ Crossan (Dunfermline, undisclosed), Kolo Toure (Liverpool, free), Scott Sinclair (Aston Villa, £3.5million), Dorus De Vries (Nottingham Forrest, undisclosed).

OUT: Anthony Stokes (Blackburn, free), Colin Kazim-Richards (Curitiba, free), Stefan Scepovic (Getafe, £1million), Carlton Cole (released), Michael Duffy (Dundee, loan), Charlie Mulgrew (end of contract), Darnell Fisher (Rotherham, undisclosed), Stuart FIndlay (Newcastle, free), Scott Allan (Rotherham, loan), Aidan Nesbitt (Morton, loan), Stefah Johansen (Fulham, £2million).

WHAT ELSE DO THEY STILL NEED? With the Hoops coffers set to be swelled by up to £30million worth of Champions League bounty, Brendan Rodgers will have money to spend. A deal for West Brom right-back Cristian Gamboa has been completed, while the Parkhead boss is still on the hunt for a central midfielder.


IN: James Vincent (Inverness, free), Danny Williams (Inverness, free), Yordi Teijsse (Quick Boys, Free), Mark O’Hara (Kilmarnock, free), Michael Duffy (Celtic, loan), Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline, free), Kevin Gomis (Nice, free).

OUT: Thomas Konrad (Vaduz, free), Paul McGinn (Chesterfield, free), Daryll Meggatt (Ayr, free), Arturo (Cordoba, end of loan – now at Cartagena), Kane Hemmings (Oxford, undisclosed), Greg Stewart (Birmingham, £500,000), Gary Harkins (Ayr, free).

WHAT ELSE DO THEY STILL NEED? The Dark Blues have turned their attention to former Motherwell midfielder Tom Hateley after being priced out a move for St Mirren’s Stevie Mallan. Boss Paul Hartley would also like to add another striker to his squad.


IN: Jordan McGregor (Hibernian, free), Remi Matthews (Norwich, loan), Massimo Donati (Bari, free), Jack Breslin (Celtic, free), Gary Woods (Leyton Orient, free), Georgios Sarris (Kayseri Erciyesspor, free), Shaka Roy (Defence Force FC, free), Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool, free), Dan Seaborne (United Mohun Bagan, free).

OUT: Ziggy Gordon (Partick Thistle, free), Kemy Agustien (released), Oumar Diaby (released), Chris Mandiangu (MSK Zilina, free), Carlton Morris (Norwich, end of loan), Michael McGovern (Norwich, free), Alan Martin (Dumbarton, free), Antons Kurakins (released).

WHAT ELSE DO THEY STILL NEED? Martin Canning remains on the hunt for a full-back but will only act if he can find a target who offers more than young candidates in Accies’ youth academy.


IN: Robbie Muirhead (Dundee Utd, free), Conor Sammon (Derby, free), Faycal Rherras (Sint-Truiden, free), Paul Gallacher (Partick Thistle, free), Viktor Noring (Lyngby, free), Tony Watt (Charlton, loan), Krystian Nowak (Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biala, free), Bjorn Johnsen (Litex Lovech, free).

OUT: Neil Alexander (Aberdeen, free), Miguel Pallardo (released), Blazej Augustyn (Acoli, free), Soufian El Hassnaoui (released), Gavin Reilly (Dunfermline, loan), Abiola Dauda (Vitesse Arnhem, end of loan), Jordan McGhee (Middlesbrough, loan), Morgaro Gomis (Kelanta, free), Billy King (Inverness, loan).

WHAT ELSE DO THEY STILL NEED? Having fended off Wigan’s interest in Callum Paterson, Jambos head-coach Robbie Neilson says he is now after a left-sided midfielder and is hopeful of concluding a deal before Wednesday’s deadline.


IN: Scott Boden (Newport, free), Jake Mulraney (QPR, free), Kevin McNaughton (Wigan, free), Billy King (Hearts, loan), Lonsana Doumbouya (Cercle Brugg, free)

OUT: James Vincent (Dundee, free), Danny Williams (Dundee, free), Miles Storey (Swindon, end of loan – now at Aberdeen), Dean Brill (Motherwell, free), Nat Wedderburn (Dunfermline, free), Danny Devine (Partick Thistle, free), Liam Hughes (Barrow, free), Ryan WIlliams (Ottawa Fury, free), Calum Ferguson (Albion Rovers, free), Jordan Roberts (Crawley, free), Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (released).

WHAT ELSE DO THEY STILL NEED? With summer signing Kevin McNaughton ruled out for several months through injury, Caley Thistle boss Richie Foran has been forced to start his search for defensive cover all over again. The answer could be Brad McKay following his release from St Johnstone.


IN: Jamie Cobain (Newcastle, free), Callum McFadzean (Sheff Utd, free), Souleymane Coulibaly (Peterborough, free), Jordon Jones (Middlesbrough, free), Martin Smith (Sunderland, free), Joshua Webb (Aston Villa, free), Flo Bojaj (Huddersfield, loan), Will Boyle (Huddersfield, loan), Johnathan Burn (Middlesbrough, loan), Mark Waddington (Stoke, loan), Oliver Davies (Swansea, loan), George Green (Burnley, loan), Luke Hendrie (Burnley, loan), Charlee Adams (Birmingham, loan), Dapo Kayode (Dinamo Bucharest).

OUT: Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline, free), Conor Brennan (Raith Rovers, free), Julien Faubert (released), Alex Henshall (released), Aaron Splaine (released), Chris Johnston (Raith Rovers, free), Mark Connolly (Crawley, free), Mark O’Hara (Dundee, free), David Syme (Partick Thistle, free), Kevin McHattie (Raith, free), Tope Obadeyi (Dundee Utd, free), Craig Slater (Colchester United, free), Lee Hodson (MK Dons, end of loan – now at Rangers), Stuart Findlay (Celtic, end of loan – now at Newcastle), Dale Carrick (Livingston, free), Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline, free), Josh Magennis (Charlton, £250,000), Conrad Balatoni (released).

WHAT ELSE DO THEY STILL NEED? Having made 15 signings this summer Lee Clark has been busier than most in the transfer window. The Rugby Park manager reckons he should now have enough to see him through to January at least but is not ruling out another last-minute deal.


IN: Ben Heneghan (Chester, free), Richard Tait (Grimsby, free), Carl McHugh (Plymouth, free), Jacob Blyth (Leicester, free), Dean Brill (Inverness, free), Craig Clay (Grimsby, free).

OUT: David Clarkson (St Mirren, free), Wes Fletcher (released), Jack Leitch (released), Connor Ripley (Middlesbrough, end of loan – now at Oldham), Morgaro Gomis (Hearts, end of loan – now at Kelanta), Ben Hall (Brighton, undisclosed), Robbie Leitch (Burnley, undisclosed), Stephen Pearson (Atletico Kolkata, undisclosed), Josh Law (Oldham, free), Craig Moore (Ayr, loan), Louis Laing (Notts County, loan).

WHAT ELSE DO THEY STILL NEED? Well boss Mark McGhee is more concerned about keeping hold of star forward Marvin Johnson than adding to his Fir Park squad after the Englishman submitted a transfer request on Monday.


IN: Chris Erskine (Dundee United, free), Ade Azeez (AFC Wimbledon, free), David Syme (Kilmarnock, free), Danny Devine (Inverness, free), Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton, free), David Crawford (Alloa, free).

OUT: Aidan Nesbitt (Celtic, end of loan – now at Morton), Chris Duggan (East Fife, free), Dan Seaborne (United Mohun Bagan, free – now at Hamilton), Freddy Frans (Lierse, free), Paul Gallacher (Hearts, free), Gary Miller (Plymouth, free), Kevin Nisbet (Ayr, loan)

WHAT ELSE DO THEY STILL NEED? The Jags are hoping to beat Dundee to the signing of Hateley as they look for a replacement for the injured Stuart Bannigan. Manager Alan Archibald could also do with another defensive arrival for cover at the back.


IN: Joey Barton (Burnley, free), Jordan Rossiter (Liverpool, £250,000), Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley, undisclosed), Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley, undisclosed), Clint Hill (QPR, free), Niko Kranjcar (New York Cosmos), Lee Hodson (MK Dons, undisclosed), Matt Gilks (Burnley, free), Joe Dodoo (Leceister, £250,000), Joe Garner (Preston, £1.5million), David Bates (Raith Rovers, loan).

OUT: Nicky Law (Bradford, free), Nicky Clark (Bury, free), David Templeton (released), Dominic Ball (Tottenham, end of loan – now at Rotherham), Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal, end of loan), Billy King (Hearts, end of loan – now at Inverness), Dean Shiels (Dundalk, free), Cammy Bell (Dundee Utd, free), Tom Walsh (St Mirren, loan), Ryan Hardie (St Mirren, loan), Jordan Thompson (Raith Rovers, loan).

WHAT ELSE DO THEY STILL NEED? Ibrox boss Mark Warburton is still on the look-out for a much needed central defender. Former Arsenal player Philippe Senderos has been on trial but has yet to finalise a move to Glasgow.


IN: Christopher Routis (Bradford, free), Aaron McCarey (Wolves, free), Kenny van der Weg (NAC Breda, free), Erik Cikos (Slovan Bratislava, free), Jay McEveley (Sheff Utd, free), Tim Chow (Wigan, free).

OUT: Rafa Da Vita (released), David Goodwillie (Aberdeen, end of loan – now at Plymouth), Stewart Murdoch (Dundee United, free), Gary Woods (Leyton Orient, end of loan – now at Hamilton), Jackson Irvine (Burton, undisclosed), Richard Foster (St Johnstone, free), Brian Graham (Hibernian, free).

WHAT ELSE DO THEY STILL NEED? The Staggies have been linked with a late move for Hearts midfielder Prince Buaben but have so far been unable to strike a deal with the Ghanaian international.


IN: Blair Alston (Falkirk, free), Paul Paton (Dundee United, free), Keith Watson (St Mirren, free), Michael Coulson (York City, free), Richard Foster (Ross County, free).

OUT: Simon Lappin (released), Scott Brown (released), Plamen Krachunov (released), Michael Doyle (Morton, free), John Sutton (St Mirren, free), Darnell Fisher (Celtic, end of loan – now at Rotherham), Craig Thomson (Stranraer, loan), Brad McKay (released).

WHAT ELSE DO THEY STILL NEED? Saints boss Tommy Wright would love to add another striker to his Perth ranks but the Northern Irishman believes he is unlikely to be given the cash to make a deal happen.

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