TL;DR for Friday, August 10

TL;DR for Friday, August 10

By TheTwoPointOne

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.


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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers believes his time at the club would be finished if he’s unable to pursue his ambitions and build on previous success. He’s urged the Parkhead club to be “courageous” and not let “the rot” set in with their transfer dealings.


Steven Gerrard wants James Tavernier at Rangers for as long as he is the manager. The Ibrox boss paid tribute to his “magnificent” captain following his performance in Thursday’s 3-1 win over Maribor. Gerrard also praised the right-back for ignoring speculation about his future after he had been the subject of an unsuccessful bid by West Brom.


Craig Levein is ready to recall Kyle Lafferty to the starting line-up in Saturday’s meeting with Celtic. The striker has recently been a transfer target of Rangers.


Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes says all clubs could list grievances with officials following Rangers manager Steven Gerrard’s frustrations with the referee in Sunday’s draw at Pittodrie.


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Neil Lennon insists his Hibs side are capable of overcoming Europa League third qualifying round opponents Molde, despite Thursday’s 0-0 first-leg draw between the sides at Easter Road.


Celtic forward Moussa Dembele could make a surprise return from injury and feature in Tuesday’s Champions League third qualifying round second leg against AEK Athens in Greece. The score is tied at 1-1 at the midway stage of the tie.


Gerrard says the second-half performance against Slovenians Maribor at Ibrox was the best 45 minutes of his Rangers tenure so far.


St Mirren manager Alan Stubbs believes Scotland midfielder John McGinn’s near-£3million move to Aston Villa from Hibernian is the bargain of the summer transfer window. Stubbs used to work with the player when they were both at Hibs.


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