Former Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura has found a new club at the age of 41, Ryan Kent has been included in Liverpool's pre-season training squad and an Italian football expert gives us the lowdown on Rangers target Filip Helander.

Ex-Celtic star Nakamura signs for new club

Former Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura has signed for Yokohama FC at the age of 41 - but still isn’t the oldest player in the squad. The BBC are reporting that Nakamura has joined the Japanese second-tier side, who also count 52-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura in their squad.

Alessio: I was never worried

Kilmarnock manager Angelo Alessio got off to a winning start as manager of the Ayrshire club with a 2-1 win over Connah’s Quay Nomads last night and insisted that the result was never in doubt, despite watching his side fall behind with just 15 minutes left to play. “We showed a great reaction mentally,” said Alessio. “We came back strongly and this was key to us winning the game. My team is strong. We never give up. This is a big show in Europe and we knew it would be tough.”

Christie: I’m loving my new role under Lennon

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie has revealed that he is delighted to playing in a number 10 role under Neil Lennon as he feels it’s his best position. Christie said: “The position that I was playing on Tuesday night, that number 10, I love playing in there. The gaffer says he sees me in there so that’s music to my ears.”Business

Kent included in Liverpool’s pre-season squad

Rangers target Ryan Kent has been included in Liverpool’s pre-season squad as the players fly out to America. The Daily Record are reporting that the 22-year-old will feature for Liverpool against Tranmere tonight, as Rangers wait to discover if a deal can be done to bring Kent back to Ibrox.

McInnes concerned with late away goal

Aberdeen began their European campaign with a 2-1 win over Rops Rovaniemi at Pittodrie last night, although manager Derek McInnes was concerned that his side conceded a potentially crucial away goal in the game’s closing minutes. McInnes said: “We worked them well and looked the better side but the goal means this wasn't the result I was looking for. If we had taken our chances we could have this wrapped up but we face a difficult game in Finland next week. I'm confident if we take the chances we can go through.”

What can Rangers fans expect from Filip Helander?

Italian football expert Alasdair Mackenzie has given his take on 26-year-old Bologna defender Filip Helander, who is on the brink of signing for Rangers, to give fans an idea of what they can expect from the Sweden international. He writes: “Not blessed with the lightning acceleration required to go toe-to-toe with speedy forwards, Helander has instead relied on his positioning to shut down attacking raids.”

St Mirren ‘close in’ on Verheydt signing

Jim Goodwin is set to complete his first signing as St Mirren manager as Dutch striker Thomas Verhydt edges closer to a move to Paisley. The Daily Record reckon that the 27-year-old forward will watch the club’s Betfred Cup match against Dunfermline this Sunday.

Gilmour makes impression with Chelsea support

Chelsea fans have been raving about the performance of Scotland under-21 midfielder Billy Gilmour, who made his debut for the London club in a pre-season friendly with Bohemians, according to the Scottish Sun.

Dundee United sign ex-Hearts winger

Former Hearts midfielder Adam King has joined Dundee United on a three-year contract after leaving Swansea City, report the BBC. King, 23, said: "I was in no doubt this is the ideal place for me to continue my development and improve as a player.”