Every day we round up the Scottish football news and decipher which bits of it…
There are plenty of places on the internet that round-up the Scottish football news, but none of them rank it in order of importance quite like TL;DR news. Enjoy!
Partick Thistle fans are on red alert right now, after their managing director, Ian Maxwell, stepped down from the Scottish FA board and became the favourite to become the institutions new chief executive. The SPFL’s Neil Doncaster took his spot on the board.
The Daily Mail (print edition) are reporting that Raith Rovers have begun an immediate investigation after claims were made that their fans racially abused Ayr United’s Declan McDaid.
The Daily Express are reporting that Hearts want nine new players – two goalkeepers, a left-back, a centre-half, defensive and attacking central midfielders, two strikers and a winger – as Craig Levein plans a complete reshuffle of his faltering squad.
Shay Logan, Kenny McLean and Graeme Shinnie will all be suspended for their Scottish Cup semi-final clash with Motherwell after picking up yellow cards in last night’s win over Kilmarnock. So, naturally, Derek McInnes has called for a review of such a procedure.
Scot Gemmill has called up Chelsea U19 star Harvey St Clair and is convinced he’ll go on to choose Scotland as his nationality at senior level despite being born and raised in England.
Gregory Vignal has joined Rangers’ youth-coaching set up but hopes to be their first-team coach one day. Watch out Graeme Murty.
David Bates has not broke his ankle and his time out of the Rangers side will be assessed after a scan can confirm more information.
Alan Stubbs doesn’t think Brendan Rodgers would move to Southampton.
James McFadden, the latest edition to Alex McLeish’s Scotland back-room staff, is planning on winning qualification for the national team. That’s nice of him.