Crainey seeking move

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Celtic defender Stephen Crainey could be set for a move before the transfer deadline, with West Ham or Bolton a possible destination.

Bhoys boss Martin O'Neill has revealed the 22-year-old is in talks with an unnamed club, although the mystery side is thought to be The Hammers but Bolton are in the running partivularly as they need a left-back and have recently missed out on Michael Gray who opted to join Blackburn.

In fact talks are thought to be so advanced that all that is needed is terms to be agreed between the player and his respective new club.

The Scotland international has struggled to force his way into O'Neill's first-team reckoning after suffering an injury early in the campaign and his desire to get more action on the pitch is fuelling his desire to quit Celtic Park.

O'Neill told the club's website: "Stephen is, at this minute, speaking to a club, but I don't think it would be right to say who it is at this moment.

"I'll be able to give you more particulars if that materialises over the weekend.

"We have agreed terms and if it goes through it's an opportunity for Stephen.

"It's what he's been looking for, first-team football, because he wants to play regularly and regain his Scotland place and this is an ideal opportunity for him.

"It would be great if every single young player with talent who came here made it through, but that's not always the case. He'll feel this is a fresh opportunity for him."

In other news, the Glasgow giants have signed Australian goalkeeper Danny Milosevic until the end of the season.

With Swede Magnus Hedman joining Ancona to boost his Euro 2004 hopes, O'Neill says he is hopeful the Australian will stay with the SPL leaders to provide cover for Rab Douglas.

Meanwhile, defenders Stanislav Varga and Jackie McNamara are close to agreeing new deals with the latter in line for a testimonial if he signs to complete a decade with Celtic.