Glasgow Celtic has refused an offer from Wigan athletic to take Scott McDonald on loan for the rest of the season.

Just as well, because he is one of the few players able to score for the Bhoys, and with them trailing Rangers by a whopping seven points, they need all the goal poachers they have.

"We did make an approach to Celtic to sign Scott McDonald but it was turned down," Wigan’s Spanish manager Roberto Martinez told the Scottish Daily Express. "We had wanted Scott on loan with a view to paying the full transfer in the summer.

"I think if they are to sell Scott McDonald then they will want any transfer fee up front but we are simply not in a position to do that.

"I tried to get him in the last window but that was also turned down."

The only speculation of any striker coming in was Stoke misfit Paul Kitson talking up how he would love to play for the Hoops.

No offense Paul, but are you having a laugh? Celtic need an in form striker who can haul them back into the title race, not a journeyman who is struggling to find a home and some consistent form.

Mowbray is bridled by a serious lack of funds, but the business he does in this transfer window, and the shrewdness and Harry Redknapp-like ability he needs to implement to do some serous wheeling and dealing could have a crucial effect on his team hauling back their biggest rivals in the title race, and untimely make or break his job