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Most Ladbrokes Premiership clubs have been busy in the market. Here, Belfast Telegraph Sport identifies five new players to look out for.

Connor Goldson (Rangers)

Steven Gerrard's No.1 priority when he took over was plugging the hole in Rangers' leaky defence. The Light Blues shipped more goals than any other top-six side last term but the former Liverpool skipper hopes he has solved the problem with the signing of Goldson from Brighton. The £3m required to lure the 25-year-old is the biggest sum they have splashed out in recent memory but on initial viewing alongside fellow new recruit Nikola Katic in Gers' Europa League qualifiers, it looks well spent.

Lewis Morgan (Celtic)

He ran the show for St Mirren as the Buddies romped to the Championship crown last season - now the challenge for the new Scotland cap is to prove he can cut it with Brendan Rodgers' double treble winners in the top flight. The Parkhead boss handed him his Hoops debut against Alashkert last week but it remains to be seen if Rodgers will decide that Morgan is best off staying at Celtic Park this term or whether he might get more experience on loan.

Stevie Mallan (Hibernian)

Unlike his old team-mate Morgan, Mallan has doubters to prove wrong. He hoped a £300,000 move to Barnsley last summer would propel him towards Scotland honours but he struggled to make the grade and has been forced to return north after making just nine appearances for the Tykes. However, he has hit the ground running at Easter Road with four goals in his first two Europa League outings.

Tony Watt (St Johnstone)

So much was expected of the former Celtic striker after he helped the Hoops stun Barcelona in the Champions League in 2012. But since then things have hardly gone to plan for the 24-year-old. Watt is now onto his 10th club after making the move to Perth. But boss Tommy Wright specialises in giving players a second chance.

Mikael Ndjoli (Kilmarnock)

Bournemouth have big plans for the 19-year-old attacker and were only willing to allow him out of their sight for six months. But boss Steve Clarke is happy to have him on board until January and will hope to make the most of the time he has with the pacy frontman.

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