Gers kids see move to Blades chopped

Midweek Sport - - TV GUIDE - By DUN­CAN MCQUEEN

MORTEN RAS­MUSSEN has left Celtic for Turk­ish club Si­vass­por on loan un­til the end of the year.

The Dan­ish striker has joined the club in time for the start of the Turk­ish sea­son.

Ras­mussen was signed by Tony Mow­bray in Jan­uary 2010 and scored three goals in 13 ap­pear­ances be­fore the end of that sea­son.

But the 26-year-old fell out of favour be­fore the start of last sea­son and was loaned to Ger­man side Mainz and Dan­ish out­fit Aal­borg without play­ing an­other

game. RANGERS duo Kyle Hut­ton and John Fleck won’t be join­ing Sheffield United after the English club ad­mit­ted de­feat in their at­tempts to re­cruit the play­ers on loan.

The Gers pair, both 20, thought they had sealed sea­son-long moves to Bra­mall Lane late on trans­fer dead­line day.

But the young­sters were not reg­is­tered in time with the English Foot­ball League and the Blades now con­cede that they will be un­able to sign the Ibrox two­some.

Sheffield United di­rec­tor Scott McCabe said: “It’s been a very frus­trat­ing time for all con­cerned.

“Ev­ery­one at the club has worked very hard to try to make these trans­fers hap­pen, but we have had to even­tu­ally ad­mit de­feat.

“ We had ex­pected the trans­fers to go through and were sur­prised when we were told they had not been com­pleted in time.


“The man­ager will now move on to other tar­gets. It is the case trans­fers can break down for many rea­sons.”

Mean­while, Lee Wal­lace has set his sights on a re­turn to action in the Old Firm clash on Septem­ber 18.

The full-back has been side­lined for the last cou­ple of weeks with a ham­string in­jury.

Satur­day’s trip to Dundee United may come too soon, but Wal­lace is keen to play a part against the Hoops.

He said: “I’m work­ing hard with the phys­ios and I’m aim­ing to be back as soon as pos­si­ble, but I’ve just had to be a bit care­ful after be­ing out for a long while last sea­son.

“The Celtic game is a huge one and cer­tainly one I’d look to be in­volved in if I can be.”

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