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.
Hibernian’s Lewis Stevenson and Celtic’s Lewis Morgan are set to be named in Alex McLeish’s Scotland squad for the coming friendlies against Peru and Mexico.
Brendan Rodgers has given his squad a two-day holiday to celebrate their seventh title win in a row but expects his team to be back and focused for the Scottish Cup final on Saturday.
Neil Lennon has called on the SFA to go easy on him after he was sent off in Sunday’s match for celebrating on the pitch and gesturing toward’s the Rangers end at Easter Road. He said: “It was just a little bit of, ‘have some of that’. It was worth it. Trust me. Bobby [Madden] was fine about it. I should not get a ban for that, I was nowhere near them. I was just letting them know how pleased I was to get the equaliser.”
However, the Hibernian boss has confirmed that he plans on staying at the club this season. Following the 5-5 draw with Ranges, Lennon said: “There has been speculation, but I caused the speculation. I have had a think about it and I am no longer considering it.”
Steven Gerrard has suggested that Celtic have “had it their own way for far too long” and that he and Gary McAllister will give it their best to turn the tide in Rangers’ favour.
Steve Clarke has joked that Kilmarnock will have to get creative this summer in their hopes of replacing Youssouff Mulumbu because the club don’t have the resources to buy a like-for-like replacement. “Maybe we can find another one,” said the Killie Boss. “If not we’ll need to look elsewhere as the biscuit tin is empty.”
ScotRail CCTV staff have cancelled a planned striker on the day of the Scottish Cup final as a gesture of “goodwill” – stating that their grievances with their employers still stood but would not put public safety at risk by striking during a major event.
Ross County midfielder Michael Gardyne didn’t mince his words when asked why his club had been relegated from the Scottish Premiership. The senior player referred to Owen Coyle’s stint at the club as “hopeless” before adding: “We were training for cakes and Irn-Bru every day when we needed to be preparing for big games in the Premiership.”
Alan Brazil reckons there will be a number of English clubs looking to hire Neil Lennon this summer.