Football: Cadete leaves Celtic and signs for Celta

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Celtic yesterday agreed to sell their Portuguese striker Jorge Cadete to Celta Vigo for pounds 3m after conceding that there was no way of persuading him to stay. Cadete is to sign a three-year deal with the Spanish side.

Celtic's general manager Jock Brown, admitted he was reluctant to release Cadete, but the player's determination to leave was too great. Cadete left Glasgow during the close season complaining of stress and has since cited the unsettling impact of his wife's miscarriage as a major factor in his desire to leave.

Celtic's Darren Jackson is to undergo surgery, after being diagnosed as having a brain disorder. The striker will miss at least three months of the season, and the club has admitted his illness could be career-threatening.

Scotland manager, Craig Brown, faces a dilemma over who should wear the goalkeeper's jersey in the vital World Cup qualifier against Belarus. Aberdeen's Jim Leighton is the man in possession, but Andy Goram, of Rangers, is back to full fitness. Both were named by Brown yesterday in a 22-man squad.

Gary McAllister is expected to captain the side even though he has a nagging knee injury. The Coventry midfielder, who has not played since 11 August, could return to action against Manchester United today. Blackburn's Billy McKinlay is also doubtful because of a groin injury. His place could go to Nottingham Forest's Scot Gemmill if he is not fit.

SCOTLAND SQUAD (v Belarus, World Cup Group 4 qualifying match, Aberdeen, 6 September): Goram (Rangers), Leighton (Aberdeen), Sullivan (Wimbledon); Calderwood (Tottenham), Hendry (Blackburn), B McAllister (Wimbledon), Boyd, T McKinlay, McNamara (all Celtic), Weir (Hearts); Burley, Donnelly (both Celtic), Collins (Monaco), Dailly (Derby), Hopkin (Leeds), Lambert (Borussia Dortmund), G McAllister (Coventry), B McKinlay (Blackburn); Dodds (Aberdeen), Durie, McCoist (both Rangers), Gallacher (Blackburn).

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