TL;DR for Friday, August 24

TL;DR for Friday, August 24

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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Brendan Rodgers didn’t hold back after Celtic’s 1-1 draw with Suduva in Thursday’s Europa League clash. When asked about the manner in which his team conceded a soft goal in the first half, Rodgers said: “We seem to lack concentration. That is a problem for us. And a pride, really, in terms of defending. That is pretty clear.”


The Scottish Sun are reporting that Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson gave his captain a “dressing down” after Peter Hartley’s outspoken remarks about the Steelmen’s rivalry with Rangers over the past year.



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The Scotsman are reporting that Craig Levein hopes to sign another two or three players this summer to add to a tally that has since past a dozen new faces at Hearts in this current transfer window. The Tynecastle boss hopes to bring striker David Vanacek to the club this month but has admitted that it has “dragged on all summer.”


Derek McInnes has played down the significance of Celtic’s reported £3.5 million offer for Scott McKenna. Whilst speaking to the press, the Aberdeen manager said: “We’d been anticipating an offer once the English market closed and there were a lot of rumours that it would be from Celtic. We had a conversation with them when the offer came in and it was rejected so we move on and it’s business as usual.”


New Scotland national team youth coach Brian McLaughlin has suggested that Chelsea prodigy Billy Gilmour is one of the best, young players in Europe right now. Speaking to the Official Scotland Podcast, he said: “For me, I had him for 12 months there and we played every top European team and there was not one better midfield player than him.”


Neil Lennon has stated that his new-look Hibernian side are still far from and has played down the significance of this weekend’s clash with Aberdeen. Speaking to the Edinburgh Evening News, Lennon said: “We have had a decent start with four points from six. We will face a tough test from Aberdeen tomorrow, but it won’t be a benchmark for us. It’s far too early in the season.”


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The Herald’s Tam McManus believes Celtic should try and plug their defensive problems with the signing of 37-year old John Terry.

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