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Celtic and Rangers prepare for battle

Gillingham defender Jack Tucker could be the subject of a bid from both sides of the Glasgow divide this summer.

The highly-rated 20-year-old has reportedly been regularly scouted by Celtic and Rangers with a view to making a move for the player.

The Gills would, it is understood, be looking for around £1.5m for their defender. West Ham and Aston Villa have both also been credited with an interest in Tucker, while Brentford had a £1m bid booted out in January.

Tucker is contracted until 2023. (Scottish Sun)

Gordon a wanted man

Huddersfield are reportedly plotting a swoop for Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

The stopper has fallen out of favour at Parkhead, currently well behind Fraser Forster and Scott Bain in the pecking order.

He is out of contract in the summer and has expressed a desire to play regular football at the age of 37. Hearts were also admirers back in January but that move did not materialise as Neil Lennon wanted to keep Gordon.

However Huddersfield have made their interest known and could pick him up for nothing this summer. (Daily Record)

Hamilton’s Hamilton heads south

Accies youngster Jamie Hamilton has headed south to link-up with Premier League side Brighton.

The 17-year-old has done well for his club so far this season, playing 14 games including against both Celtic and Rangers.

He will train for three days with the Seagulls in a short stint, allowing the Premier League side to get a good look at him.

Accies confirmed the situation yesterday, claiming their affinity for former manager Billy Reid - now Brighton assistant with Graham Potter - was a main reason for allowing the player to go.

O’Donnell doesn’t hold back

Kilmarnock right-back Stephen O’Donnell has taken aim at former manager Angelo Alessio.

The Scotland cap believes his side are not playing at the level they should be. Currently seventh, a long way off sixth by 11 points, Killie have not hit the same heights as they did under Steve Clarke.

O’Donnell said: “I don’t think it’s where we should want to be, but decisions were made...

“We have a bigger budget than last season and it begs the question, should we not have kicked on? Should we not be trying to compete with Motherwell and Aberdeen?”

O’Donnell is out of contract at the end of the season. Middlesbrough and Oxford are among those clubs reportedly interested in signing him should he opt to leave Rugby Park.