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.
Neil Lennon has confirmed Hibs are on the verge of signing winger Thomas Agyepong from Manchester City who has now passed a medical at the club. Meanwhile, Lennon has described the hotel and travel disruption his squad has experienced in Greece “dubious.” However, he stopped short of accusing their hosts. The Hibees had their flight and hotel bookings cancelled, then suffered a power cut in their new hotel.
Hearts have told Don Cowie he is free to find a new club.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he is “not far away” from making the remaining signings he wants. He also believes Rangers were a “soft touch” last season. The Liverpool legend has promised Ibrox will be more intimidating this season. “Teams coming here and dominating and controlling us in our stadium. That can’t be accepted,” he said.
England have confirmed they are looking to host the 2030 World Cup. They have yet to say whether they will entertain a joint bid with Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright says the Premiership would be a better place without any plastic pitches. Currently, Kilmarnock, Hamilton and Livingston all have artificial surfaces.
Meanwhile, Osijek manager Zoran Zekic has continued his war of words with Rangers. His focus this time was on striker Alfredo Morelos who he said is good, but not great.
Martin Canning hopes to add at least three new players to his Hamilton Accies squad but says he can’t promise they will arrive before Saturday’s Premiership opener.
Former Motherwell wingers Chris Humphrey hasn’t been offered a deal by St Mirren. Buddies manager Alan Stubbs says he is not fit enough.
Steven Gerrard insists he has no plans to return to playing, despite posing on Instagram in new boots.
Dundee have not offered Croatian trialist Stipe Plazibat a contract. This is despite him scoring in a bounce game against Falkirk.
Dundee United chairman Mike Martin has given manager Csaba Laszlo a vote of confidence. He says he’s confident that Laszlo can lead the Tannadice club back to the Premiership.
Rangers will have to wait at least three years before Steven Gerrard can deliver the league title – that’s according to former Ibrox striker Trevor Francis.