TL;DR for Monday, March 5

TL;DR for Monday, March 5

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Aberdeen will find out on Thursday whether they’ve been given the green light for their new £50million stadium. Aberdeen City Council already gave the go-ahead but the Scottish Government still need to decide following objections from residents.

 

The Scottish FA pursued Scott McTominay for eight months in order to persuade him to play for Scotland. The 21-year-old eventually chose Scotland over England despite Gareth Southgate launching a late bid to persuade him.

 

Hearts look likely to be without Christophe Berra for Friday’s Edinburgh derby against Hibs. The Jambos captain is a major doubt after suffering a concussion in their Scottish Cup loss to Motherwell.

 

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Jason Cummings believes the Old Firm atmosphere will bring out the best in him. The striker scored his first ever career hat-trick as Rangers beat Falkirk 4-1.

 

Ryan Christie thinks his Aberdeen teammate Graeme Shinnie can replace Scott Brown in Scotland’s midfield.

 

Pierre van Hooijdonk claims he felt unsafe in Scotland. The former Celtic striker revealed he was sent razor blades in the post and that someone spat in his face when he opened a door during his time in the country.

 

Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson says it is a “travesty” that captain Carl McHugh will miss the semi-final through suspension after picking up a booking. McHugh scored a screamer of a winning goal in Sunday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final against Hearts,

 

 

 

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Grant Hanley is hoping for a recall to the Scotland squad.

 

Celtic defender Marvin Compper says his ability to think and keep his cool makes him an ideal fit for this Sunday’s Old Firm derby against Rangers at Ibrox.

 

Former Ross County goalkeeper Michael Fraser believes the club is in good hands under the guidance of co-managers Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson. The pair were put in place following the sacking of Owen Coyle.

 


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