TL;DR for Tuesday, August 14

TL;DR for Tuesday, August 14

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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Portuguese champions Porto have contacted Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham’s representatives. That’s according to French sports website RMC Sport who believe a transfer could be sanctioned if the Parkhead side fail to qualify for the Champions League group stage.


Scott Brown and Steven Naismith won’t face any action from the Scottish Football Association following incidents in Hearts win over Celtic.


Meanwhile, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers, who has publicly expressed his frustration at the lack of summer signings made by the Scottish champions, has held talks with his squad to let them know he has no intention of quitting.


Hearts defender John Souttar is on course to make his senior Scotland debut next month. It comes as manager Alex McLeish considers his defensive options ahead of the Hampden double-header against Belgium and Albania.


Moreover, McLeish has warned Leigh Griffiths he cannot continue to be the national team’s lone striker if he is not getting a game with Celtic. The Scotland boss has expressed concern about Griffiths’ fitness levels and has revealed he is set to hold talks with his Celtic counterpart, Brendan Rodgers, later this week as he would like the striker to be given more game time.



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In a huge boost for Celtic, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Moussa Dembele will start on the bench for Celtic against AEK Athens.


New Aberdeen loan signing James Wilson hopes he can kick-start his career at Pittodrie just like James Maddison.


Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says he feels sorry for Dedryck Boyata’s team-mates after the Belgium defender failed to travel to Greece for Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier against AEK Athens following a failed transfer bid from Fulham.


Midfielder Daryl Horgan joined Hibs from Preston North End to boost his hopes of more Republic of Ireland caps. That’s according to the English Championship club’s manager, Alex Neil.


Scotland boss Alex McLeish has revealed that he is likely to deploy Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney as his left-sided centre back in the national team.


Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass is a loan target for Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce.



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