Every morning we run through the top headlines throughout the world of Scottish football and…
Rise and shine! Every morning we rundown all of the top headlines in Scottish football and fill you in on what you need to know and what isn’t all that important. This is TL;DR news.
A blow for Derek McInnes as Aberdeen have had a £500,000 bid for Doncaster Rovers striker John Marquis rejected.
It’s also bad news for Celtic as any hopes they have of signing Liverpool’s Harry Wilson have been dashed. The Anfield side intends to loan the 21-year-old out to an English club. Celtic are also wary of Liverpool’s demand for a fee if winger Wilson does not start a set number of matches.
Millwall are not interested in selling defender Jake Cooper, 23, to Rangers. There was speculation yesterday that the Ibrox club were looking at him as a replacement for the departing Bruno Alves. And Rangers’ Connor Goldson would welcome increased competition in central defence.
Hibernian are expected to complete the signing of midfielder Stevie Mallan. The 22-year-old left St Mirren for Barnsley last year.
Goldson has revealed new Rangers manager Steven Gerrard wants the players to come off the pitch “drained” after tonight’s friendly match against Bury and the defender says fans “want to see players giving everything”.
Celtic attacker Scott Sinclair says he has “no reason to leave” Celtic and says he loves playing in front of 60,000 home supporters. The winger also said that he feels “sharp” as he looks to recapture the form of his first season at Parkhead during which he found the back of the net 25 times and won the PFA Scotland player of the year award.
Former Rangers defender David Bates, 21, scored in a 10-0 friendly win for new club Hamburg against Tus Dassendorf.
Hibs defender Efe Ambrose is not surprised his former club Celtic are interested in Easter Road midfielder John McGinn.
And Celtic winger James Forrest insists the Parkhead side are ready for their hardest Champions League qualifying campaign yet. Brendan Rodgers’ men have four two-legged ties standing between them and the group stage.
No nonsense yet, although it is early!