x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 29 July 2017

Smith prepared for final push

Rangers go into the final day of the Scottish Premier League with a two-point lead over eternal rivals Celtic.

Rangers go into the final day of the Scottish Premier League with a two-point lead over eternal rivals Celtic. Walter Smith's team travel to Dundee United while Celtic, who have a better goal difference, host Hearts. Smith is ready for the tension on a nerve-jangling day, saying: "When you are a football manager, that's what you want." Meanwhile Georgios Samaras has urged Celtic teammate Shunsuke Nakamura to stay for another season before returning to Japan.

The three-time J-League champions Yokohama are bidding to re-sign their former midfielder, whose contract with the Scottish Premier League side expires at the end of the season this month. "I don't know what's going to happen," said the Greece striker Samaras said. "There is nothing sure yet, but I would love to see him stay at Celtic for one more year." * With agencies