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Glenn Loovens is on the verge of leaving Ninian Park for Glasgow Celtic. City have accepted a fee in the region of £2.5million and the 24-year-old is set to sign on the dotted line with the Scottish champions. The Bhoys beat arch-rivals Rangers to the player's signature - with the lure of European football enticing Loovens to Parkhead.

Loovens' departure does not come as a big surprise. The former Feyenoord starlet was unwilling to negotiate a new contract with the club - and with 12-months left on his existing deal, City risked losing Loovens on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Rangers have led the race for the defender - but their shock Champions League exit at the hands of Latvian side Kaunas made a move to Ibrox less attractive for the former Dutch under-21 international.

Celtic's interest has become apparent over th ... Read more »

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Patrice Bernier
Patrice Bernier (left) congratulates team-mate Benjamin Kibebe

Queen of the South's European debut ended in defeat as Danish side Nordsjaelland ran out winners on a wet night at Airdrie's Broomfield stadium.

Benjamin Kibebe's volley opened the scoring inside two minutes, then Sean O'Connor's 28th-minute header cancelled out the lead and gave Queens some hope.

But Patrice Bernier's tap-in gave the Danes victory in the 32nd minute.

The Doonhamers now face an uphill ... Read more »

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