Transfer Deadline Day News


There have been a few ins and outs in the Scottish game this window, and as ever deadline day has been hectic for several clubs, and we have listed the main transfers in and out of Scottish clubs today.

Rangers have offloaded flop striker James Beattie to Blackpool on loan until the end of the season, making just seven appearances.

Meanwhile Craig Brown’s Aberdeen have signed Norwich City defender Steven Smith on loan till the end of the season, while Jerel Ifil and Andrius Velicka have left Pittodrie.

Inverness Caley Thistle have signed Chris Hogg until the end of the season, after he was released from his contract at Easter Road. And the Highland outfit have also signed Burnley striker Alex MacDonald on loan until the end of the season.

Middlesborough manager Tony Mowbray has signed Moroccan midfielder Merouane Zemmama from Hibs for an undisclosed fee. Zemmama was out of contract in the summer and has joined Boro on a three and a half year deal.

Kilmarnock have released Danny Invincible and Alan Combe but has brought in midfielder Scott Evans from Welsh side Llanelli, as Mixu Paatelainean looks to reshape his squad.

Hibernian have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Jakub Divis on a 12 month loan deal, after impressing on trial from Tatran Presov before being offered a contract at the SPL outfit, and will now challenge for the Number One jersey with Mark Brown, Graeme Smith and Graham Stack.

Hamilton have signed striker Tom Elliott on a free transfer from Leeds United until the end of the season.

Hearts youngster Arvydas Novikovas has joined St Johnstone on loan until the end of the season.

Dundee United confirmed the signing of former Ajax defender Timothy Van der Meulen until the end of the season.

While FA Cup heroes Crawley Town have signed Dunfermline midfielder Willie Gibson, however the length of the deal and fee is unconfirmed.

Rangers have signed young Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley on loan until the end of the season.

Everton striker Kieran Agard has joined Kilmarnock on loan until the end of the season.

Rangers have offloaded injury prone defender Andy Webster by mutual consent. Webster played only three competitive games for the Ibrox side in four years, but had a successful loan spell at Dundee United last season.

And Rangers snapped up Blackburn bad boy El-Hadji Diouf on loan until the end of the season, after completing talks with a few hours to spare. And it is a signing that has the fans already talking about with them split firmly down the middle.

We shall continue to update this page through the night as news comes through….


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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