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According to the Daily Mail (print edition), Swansea and Scotland striker, Oliver McBurnie, has stated that he has aspirations of playing for Rangers one day.
Kilmarnock director and majority shareholder, Billy Bowie, has told the Daily Record that Steve Clarke will not be going to Rangers next season. “There’s been a lot of speculation but let’s nip this in the bud,” stated Bowie. “Steve signed a two-and-a-half year contract and as far as we are concerned he will be here next season.”
Grant Hanley has said that Alex McLeish showed his new squad a video of Scotland’s greatest achievements to get them pumped up for Friday’s clash with Costa Rica.
Walter Smith believes Celtic winning 10 in a row has now become the “natural order” and that Rangers desperately need to appoint a manager that can halt that.
Brian McClair, the Scottish FA’s former performance director, has confirmed the steps Alex McLeish took to convincing Scott McTominay to pick Scotland over England. “Alex McLeish made a huge effort getting to [Manchester United’s training ground] Carrington to meet up with him, because it was in the middle of the bad weather that we had,” McClair told the BBC. “He made it, put a case, Gareth Southgate sent him a text.”
Celtic defender Christian Gamboa has suggested that although he may be Costa Rican, his sons may one day go on to play for Scotland. Speaking to the Daily Record, the full-back said: “Julian is almost two years old. And Felipe is five. So the boys are raised in Glasgow. Maybe Julian could play for Scotland one day. That would be good if he was chosen. You never know in football.”
The Scottish FA are anticipating crowds of between 20,000-25,000 for Friday’s clash with Costa Rica.