By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Celtic romped to a 5-1 win over QPR in their latest pre-season friendly.Celtic romped to a 5-1 win over Queens Park Rangers in their latest pre-season friendly.
The Scottish champions proved too strong for their Championship opponents with Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (2), Scott Brown, Andrea Capone and Scott McDonald all finding the net for Gordon Strachan's men.
Italian trialist Capone did his chances of earning a move to Parkhead no harm at all with the opening goal on 22 minutes with a long-range strike.
Brown doubled the lead six minutes before the break with his first goal for the club.
Vennegoor of Hesselink added a third goal on 54 minutes with a drilled finish from the edge of the box.
Two minutes later the big Dutchman grabbed his second of the contest with a simple finish.
Youngster Kieron St Aimie pulled a goal back for Rangers on 65 minutes to give the home fans something to cheer about.
Substitute McDonald completed the rout with Celtic's fifth on 73 minutes after being set up by Kenny Miller.
Lee McCulloch scored twice as he made his first appearance in a Rangers shirt in their 4-2 win over SV Lippstadt.
The £2.25million signing from Wigan struck twice in the second half after first half goals from Filip Sebo and Nacho Novo, who scored from the penalty spot after being fouled.
Blackburn's pre-season programme began with a 2-1 defeat to Arminia Bielefeld in Germany.
Rovers took the lead in the third minute when David Bentley's free-kick was headed in by Andre Ooijer.
Aaron Mokoena almost doubled their advantage with a header, before Christian Eigler equalised for Bielefeld.
Jason Roberts and Ryan Nelsen both hit the woodwork for Mark Hughes' side but Jorg Bohme beat Brad Friedel to score the home team's winner.