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Gordon Strachan has thrown his weight behind the movement calling for the SFA to finally ditch Hampden. The former Scotland boss believes players are far more comfortable playing at Celtic Park and Ibrox and that games against lesser sides should be played at smaller grounds around the country.
However, Queen’s Park president Alan Hutchison has warned that leaving the historic site would leave the SFA at the mercy of Celtic and Rangers and that sticking with Hampden is a “no brainer” for him.
Hibs have already signed Dundee goalkeeper, Scott Bain, on loan till the end of the season however Leeann Dempster has admitted that the club would consider bids for star midfielder John McGinn.
Another potential outbound transfer could be Celtic central defender, Erik Sviatchenko, who has told local press in Denmark that the club and Brendan Rodgers have told him to look for a new club this month.
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Thierry Henry remarked on Sky Sports that Moussa Dembele should be playing in a “big league” and is surprised that only Brighton seem to be chasing his signature.
Another Celtic player that could be off is central defender Jozo Simunovic. He’s reportedly wanted by Burnley, with the Scottish champions supposedly lining up Dundee defender Jack Hendry as his replacement.
Bruno Alves was still in crutches when Rangers flew out to Florida for their winter break training camp.
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Following a 0-0 draw at Celtic Park, Rangers central defender David Bates now believes his side can catch their rivals in the title race. Hope springs eternal.