Gray day for Celtic

Celtic FC have signed Sunderland AFC's former England defender Michael Gray on a four-month loan.

Just in time
The Scottish club moved for the former English international ahead of the Scottish transfer deadline on Sunday night, with Sunderland announcing that the 29-year-old had joined Celtic until December.

European chance
Gray, who has spent his entire career at Sunderland, has lost his first-team place under manager Mick McCarthy. He will be eligible to play for Celtic in the UEFA Champions League where Martin O'Neill's side have been drawn in Group A alongside Olympique Lyonnais, RSC Anderlecht and FC Bayern München.