TL;DR for Friday, July 13

TL;DR for Friday, July 13

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 could lose out in their chase for Hibernian midfielder John McGinn unless they cough up around £4million. A number of English clubs from both the Premiership and Championship are interested in the Scotland international.

 

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths will miss the Champions League qualifying second round. He’s been ruled out for up to three weeks a thigh injury.

 

Hearts assistant manager Austin MacPhee will decide in the next 24 hours whether to quit Tynecastle for Indian side Pune City.

 

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has blasted Pedro Caixinha’s “careless” decision to play Ross McCrorie at centre-back. He said that it  “could have destroyed” the 20-year-old’s career.

 

 

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Hearts look set to sign American goalkeeper Kevin Silva after the 20-year-old impressed on trial. Hearts manager Craig Levein’s not stopping there after holding talks with former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Sean Clare.

 

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has been impressed by both Croatia and Uruguay at the World Cup. He believes Scotland can learn lessons from other smaller nations.  Rodgers also believes Valur Reykjavik’s shock win over Rosenborg on Wednesday has underlined why the new Champions League qualifying format is more hazardous than ever.

 

St Johnstone stalwart Liam Craig insists new signing Tony Watt will be a star at McDiarmid Park – after training with the ex-Celtic striker for only two days.

 

Dundee striker Craig Wighton insists he is ready to go for the new season despite a short summer break after playing for Scotland at the Toulon tournament in early June. 

 

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Andy Roxburgh has dubbed England the “kings of the corner kick” and praised manager Gareth Southgate for his “attention to detail.” The former Scotland coach’s comments come in the wake of their World Cup semi-final exit.

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