TL;DR News for Tuesday, June 19

TL;DR News for Tuesday, June 19

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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Celtic will learn their first opponents in next season’s Champions League later today, with the draw scheduled to take place in Nyon, Switzerland.

 

St Mirren’s Gavin Reilly will be leaving the club after an offer of a new contract was revoked. Reilly, who finished last season as the Buddies’ top scorer with 22 goals, told the Daily Record it was “disappointing” to leave the Paisley club. Sunderland are rumoured to be interested.

 

Sunderland have also entered the race to sign Stevie Mallan, according to the Scottish Sun. The midfielder had been linked with a move to Easter Road but may be tempted to link up with his old boss Jack Ross at the Stadium of Light.

 

The Edinburgh Evening News are reporting that nine youth team players at Hearts have been promoted to the first team squad and have been handed their first professional contracts.

 

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Hibs’ Martin Boyle has told the Edinburgh Evening News that working with Neil Lennon has made him a better player as he aims to become more consistent for the 2018/19 season.

 

SFA performance director Malky Mackay wants more Scottish international youth teams and reckons the national team has suffered by not having under-18 and under-20 squads, report the Scottish Sun.

 

New Partick Thistle signing Thomas O’Ware has told the Daily Record that he turned down offers from Livingston and St Mirren after one phone call with new boss Alan Archibald.

 

The Press and Journal are reporting that Inverness’ assistant manager Brian Rice has been given permission to speak to St Mirren about the same role at the Paisley club.

 

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In an interview with the Scottish Sun, Scott Brown said that he thinks Celtic will be even better next season. Hard-hitting stuff.

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