Andy Walker insists a new contract at Celtic for Liam Scales is "on the cards".

The Republic of Ireland international has been a revelation under Brendan Rodgers since breaking into the team earlier this season.

Scales was previously a fringe player at the Hoops, spending last season on loan at Kilmarnock, but has became a regular under the 50-year-old.

His current deal is set to expire in the summer of 2025 but Walker feels the centre-back will be offered a new contract soon.

Speaking on Go Radio, he said: "Liam Scales was one of those that once went out on loan to Aberdeen, which helped Aberdeen and helped Liam Scales.

"I am sure [a new contract] is on the cards."

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Meanwhile, Ayr United have made their move to land Celtic hero Scott Brown as their new manager, according to a report.

The Daily Mail writes that the Championship has made an audacious attempt to convince the former Scotland captain to take over the hotseat at Somerset Park.

It was revealed today that Broony was the bookies' favourite for the gig vacated by Lee Bullen last week.

Brown, 38, has been out of work since he was sacked by Fleetwood Town in early September last year. He spent a little over a year in his first job as head coach of the League One outfit.

Since then, the ex-Hoops midfielder has carried out punditry work for various broadcasters while waiting on the right offer to return to the game. 

Ayr are in a relegation fight to stay in Scotland's second tier. The Honest Men currently sits ninth in the table on 20 points, just two above bottom-placed Arbroath. On the flip side, fifth-placed Morton are only six points ahead.

They defeated Kelty Hearts 3-0 on Saturday under the stewardship of interim Davie White. This set up a fifth-round clash at Ibrox against Rangers in February.

On the prospect of landing a new job, Brown said earlier this month: "I would go anywhere. There are no ifs and buts, I would go and speak with anyone. I haven’t that ego of feeling too good for anything when I have been in League One and have been sacked at that level. I’m willing to listen to anything and will speak to anyone. I am trying to get back in.

"I've had some time off and I have been around a few clubs. I went to West Ham, Spurs and a few other clubs as well. I’m just trying to learn as much as I can. I’ll apply for a few jobs and see what is out there."