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With deadline day quickly approaching, managers are preparing to make last ditch bids to secure some new signings.
Deadline day has to be one of the most interesting days in the world of football. Whether it is the August transfer deadline or January, football fans look forward to seeing if their favorite club will bring in any new faces.
For some, it is a day to celebrate some new signings, while for others, it is a day to ask questions of their clubs management.
Thursday will bring us some very interesting final hours in the transfer window, with many clubs waiting for the last minute to make some improved bids.
Glasgow Rangers drew first blood in the Scottish Premier League title race with a 3-1 win over arch-rivals Celtic, Gary Hooper opened the scoring for Celtic before Rangers hit back via an own goal and a Kenny Miller double. Miller rounded off the scoring from the penalty spot are a hotly disputed penalty was awarded.
The Old Firm game is usually a fiery affair and this game was no exception. The tone was set inside the first five minutes when a yellow card was given to both sides and Rangers hit the woodwork.
Inside the first minute Celtic forward Anthony Stokes was shown a yellow card for a full blooded challenge outside of the rules, Rangers midfielder Lee McCulloch soon followed Stokes into the referee’s book with a clumsy foul.
In between the two bookings Rangers defender Steven Whittaker came close to opening the scoring. The full back hit the goal post with a long range drive, Steven Naismith followed up on the rebound but his shot was blocked. The chaotic pace of the game did not slow down and after 12 minutes Celtic Captain Shaun Maloney was forced to leave the pitch with an eye injury.