Rise and shine! Every morning we rundown all of the top headlines in Scottish football…
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.
Craig Levein has stated that he’s preparing for another month of “nonsense” after admitted that Kyle Lafferty’s head has been turned by Rangers’ interest in the striker. The Daily Record are reporting that the Ibrox club are preparing a second bid of £300,000 for the Northern Irish international.
Today Celtic will choose to either appeal or accept Jozo Simunovic’s extended red-card ban in this season’s Champions League competition.
An independent review of policing has been suggested after Scottish Labour have claimed that Police Scotland have been “too heavy handed at football games.” Just four months on from the scrapping of the Offensive Behaviour at Football act, the political party are now calling on Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf to initiate a review “to ensure fans are treated fairly,” according to the Scotsman.
In a refreshingly candid interview with the Daily Mail, Scottish international Andrew Robertson has opened up about he got over losing the Champions League final with Liverpool in May. He said: “There I am, the day after the Champions League final, in Homebase in Formby buying a barbecue! It just got me out the house to be honest! Dad is quite good in those kind of situations. He’ll talk about everything bar football. When we got back, we built and then did the cooking!”
The Scottish Sun believe that Steven Gerrard not only wants a new striker at Ibrox but is also keen on a left-sided central defender too.
Celtic have dismissed transfer rumours linking Kieran Tierney to newly-promoted Fulham. According to the Herald, Brendan Rodgers’ side have stated that they have no interest in selling any more key players this summer.
However, the Daily Mirror are reporting that Celtic – along with Leicester City – have shown an interest in signing West Brom want-away central defender Craig Dawson.
Dundee have offered a trial to to Croatian striker Stipe Plazibat, according to the Scottish Sun.
The Daily Express (print edition) are reporting that Aberdeen quickly sold out their away allocation against Burnley, however the English side still have 5,000 unsold tickets for the coming clash. English football fans, eh?