TL;DR news for Tuesday, May 29

TL;DR news for Tuesday, May 29

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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The Scottish Sun are reporting that Hibs midfielder John McGinn has been put on a list of potential summer signing targets by Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers. It’s also being claimed that Scott Allan, who spent the second half of the season on loan at Easter Road, would be offered as part of any deal.

 

The SPFL has insisted that chairman Murdoch MacLennan has not been compromised. It comes after being head-hunted by a business with links to Celtic’s leading shareholder, Dermot Desmond.

 

Shrewsbury Town have identified Livingston’s David Hopkin as the man they want to replace manager Paul Hurst. The latter looks likely to take over as Ipswich Town manager, but St Mirren also plan to hold talks with the Livingston boss about their vacancy when he returns from holiday next week.

 

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Hearts have cancelled a pre-season tour to Germany. The Jambos will remain in Scotland instead because the tour was not organised to manager Craig Levein’s satisfaction.

 

Steven Gerrard, who will officially take over as Rangers manager this week, will put his squad through their paces at a training camp in Spain next month. And his Rangers team could face a rematch with Progres Niederkorn in the upcoming Europa League draw. Nobody will forget how the Luxembourg part-timers embarrassed Pedro Caixinha’s side last season.

 

Neil Lennon has declared that Hibs are targeting the Europa League group stages as the Easter Road side prepares for a second tilt at European football under the Northern Irish head coach.

 

Hibs defender Lewis Stevenson is poised to make his international debut for Scotland at the age of 30 in the pre-season friendly against Peru in Lima in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

 

Graeme Shinnie has told Scott Brown to bring on the war because he is ready for the Celtic captain’s attempts at revenge when they face up next season. It comes after the former Scotland skipper accused the Aberdeen captain of tackling “like a little boy” earlier this month.

 

Dundee midfielder Glen Kamara, who has been capped three times, has been called up by Finland for their forthcoming friendlies against Romania and Belarus.

 

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Aberdeen midfielder Graeme Shinnie cancelled his stag do as he was so desperate to make his Scotland debut in Peru.

 

Charlie Mulgrew, who is poised to captain Scotland against Peru in the early hours of Wednesday morning, has turned vegan to help in his goal of playing football until he is 40.

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