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21st Oct, 2016 | 11:51am

Report: Celtic line up move for senior figure from English Championship club, PL man is alternative

By Will Butcher

Celtic are looking to replace chief scout John Park with Huddersfield’s Stuart Webber, according to a report.

Park left his post as head of scouting at Celtic Park earlier this month, after nine years in the role with the 47-time Scottish Champions.

The Daily Mail have claimed that Southampton’s Ross Wilson is also on the hit list, but Webber remains first choice to replace Park.

Webber has worked with Rangers’ head of recruitment Frank McPartland during his time at Liverpool and could be tempted to move north to Celtic.

The 32-year-old has a wealth of experience in the scouting industry, with spells at Queens Park Rangers, Wrexham and Wolves.

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Southampton chief Wilson is also being considered by Brendan Rodgers’ side, but has rejected a move to Glasgow in the past.

Park enjoyed a huge amount of success at Celtic Park before opting to leave.

The experienced talent scout is credited as the man who helped bring Victor Wanyama to the club for £1million in 2011, who has since enjoyed spells at Southampton and Tottenham in the Premier League.

Park, who joined the Hoops in 2007, will be hoping to see his old side secure a second Old Firm derby win of the season against Rangers on Sunday.

A place in the Betfred Cup final is at stake, as Aberdeen and Morton do battle in the other semi final.

In other Celtic news, four senior men could be axed by Rodgers to face Mark Warburton’s side.