Ricksen faces bleak future at Ibrox, says Le Guen

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Fernando Ricksen's career at Rangers appears to be over after the manager Paul le Guen suggested he may have to find a new club.

The Dutchman, 30, is back in training after receiving counselling for anger management at the Sporting Chance Clinic. He was sent home from the tour of South Africa after an incident involving a flight attendant.

"We will speak together at the beginning of next week and consider his situation," Le Guen said. "Perhaps the best solution is for him to leave and seek another club."

The winger Chris Burke and striker Kris Boyd return for today's visit of Dundee United having missed the win at Motherwell last week. Barry Ferguson and Ian Murray are still out but the new striker, Filip Sebo, is included.

The Celtic captain, Neil Lennon, is in contention for the trip to Tynecastle tomorrow after being suspended for the opener against Kilmarnock last week. Lennon played in a second-string side which lost 3-0 to Yokohama Marinos in Japan on Thursday morning. The striker Kenny Miller picked up a hamstring injury in a training session in Japan and is a doubt for the Hearts game.

Hearts have completed the signing of the Portuguese midfielder Tiago Costa, who has been on trial since his contract with Benfica expired. He is added to the squad with the defender Hristos Karipidis and striker Mauricio Pinilla.

Hearts' head coach, Valdas Ivanauskas, has rejected suggestions that his job is on the line after an alleged row with the club owner, Vladimir Romanov, in the wake of Wednesday's goalless draw with Bosnia's Siroki Brijeg. That result ensured progress to a Champions' League third qualifying round match with AEK Athens next week.

"I don't know what has been in the newspapers," Ivanauskas said. "After the game we went direct for our flight back. I didn't speak to Mr Romanov.

"OK, the performance was not the best but the result was very important and we got the result. We are in the next round of the Champions' League, we didn't lose a game in pre-season, and pressure is not new for me."

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