TL;DR News for Thursday, June 21

TL;DR News for Thursday, June 21

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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Jon Flanagan will join up with Steven Gerrard and the Rangers squad at their training camp in Spain after undergoing a medical. The 25-year-old is close to becoming the Ibrox club’s seventh summer signing after he was released by Liverpool. And he is full of remorse and deserves a second chance after being convicted of assaulting his girlfriend, that’s according to Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister.


David Milinkovic won’t be re-joining Hearts after they pulled out of a deal due to the winger’s wage demands. A transfer fee had been agreed between the Tynecastle club and Genoa to make the 24-year-old a permanent signing.


Staying with Hearts, and Ali Crawford has joined Craig Levein’s squad on trial. The midfielder rejected a new contract with Hamilton Accies. Motherwell and Dundee United are also said to be interested in his services.


Leigh Griffiths has revealed he is close to signing a long-term deal to make him a Celtic player for life. He is currently under contract until 2021.


Hibs boss Neil Lennon will find out on Thursday whether he’ll be punished for his “aeroplane” celebration on the pitch during his side’s blockbuster 5-5 draw with Rangers on the final day of last season. The former Celtic manager could be hit with a possible four-match touchline ban.



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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths chose to forgo a holiday to prepare himself for the battle to win a regular starting place after Odsonne Edouard confirmed his move from Paris St-Germain. The Scotland international believes he can see off the challenge of Moussa Dembele and Edouard.


Czech striker David Vanecek says he wants to join Hearts. He is out of contract in December and has told Teplice he wants to join the Edinburgh club. Although Czech outfit Sigma Olomouc have also submitted a bit for the 27-year-old.


Livingston captain Craig Halkett has told the Scottish Sun that leading the promoted side in the Scottish Premiership is more important to him than money. The 23-year-old defender signed a new one-year contract despite more lucrative offers from north and south of the border.


Rangers winger Daniel Candeias says new manager Steven Gerrard’s pre-season training is the hardest he has ever experienced.


Former Hibernian, Aberdeen, St Mirren and Greenock Morton manager Alex Miller joined Rangers manager Steven Gerrard and assistant Gary McAllister, with whom he worked at Liverpool, at the club’s pre-season training base in Spain, but the former Ibrox defender will not be joining the club’s backroom team,


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