Former Leeds United player ‘to sign’ as Rangers return likely and ex-Celtic man sparks exit talk

In the aftermath of Michael Beale’s dismissal, the latest Scottish football news and transfer rumours surround Rangers, Celtic, and Leeds United.
The Scottish Premiership has had a hectic weekend, with one manager’s tenure coming to an end. Rangers waved farewell to Michael Beale after a home defeat to Aberdeen and will now begin the search for his replacement.

Hearts were able to celebrate a much-needed away win as they overcame Ross County 1-0 thanks to a second-half goal from Alan Forrest as the Ibrox side began the interview process. Hibs, on the other side, were held to a 0-0 tie by Dundee FC at Easter Road. Following the seventh matchday of the Scottish Premiership, here is the most recent Hibs news.

’ and Hearts’ league rivals Queen’s Park are poised to sign former Motherwell midfielder Stuart McKinstry, who was released by Leeds United this summer, despite interest from Gillingham, Forest Green Rovers and Wrexham (The Daily Record).

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The Spiders are set to sign the Scotland under-21 cap on a deal for the rest of the season. He has been a free agent since leaving Leeds United in the summer but despite strong interest from the above clubs in the English Football Leagues, the ex-Motherwell academy midfielder is hopeful of returning north of the border.

Leeds signed McKinstry for £400,000 and he went on to feature in the Premier League before returning to Motherwell on a loan spell. However, he went out of favour shortly after Stuart Kettlewell came in and played with wingers.

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Jota, the winger who was transferred from Celtic this summer, has deleted the mention of him as an Al-Ittihad player from his Instagram profile after being left out of their domestic squad (The Daily Record).

The Celtic fan favorite joined Nuno Espirito Santo’s side for £25 million, but once the club met their foreign player quota for the forthcoming season, the 24-year-old was left out. Unless he is drafted back into the first-team in January, he is now only eligible to participate in the AFC Champions League and the Club World Cup.

It has also been stated that the player’s agent is in talks with the club about terminating his contract, with Tottenham apparently interested in signing the winger.

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