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.
Hearts could be without manager Craig Levein for up to two months after the 53-year-old was taken to hospital on Monday following a heart scare.
Celtic are competing with Benfica and Porto to sign Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz on a 12-month loan. This comes after the 20-year-old was denied a work permit for England’s Premier League on his return from his spell at Girona, who are also interested in taking him back to La Liga. Meanwhile, the club have received no formal offers from Marseille for striker Moussa Demble.
Elsewhere, Rangers look set to raid Osijek again, this time for winger Eros Grezda who has emerged as a £2m target for the club. Ibrox manager Steven Gerrard is looking to replace Jamie Murphy, who has been ruled out for the season. Rangers signed the 23-year-old Albanian’s team-mate, Borsa Barisic, after the sides met in Europa League qualifying.
The Scottish Sun are reporting that forward Robbie Muirhead and Aaron Tshibola have been training with Kilmarnock. They say the pair are poised to rejoin the Scottish Premiership club. Attacker, Greg Stewart is also expected to sign for the Ayrshire club from Birmingham City.
Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor is unlikely to face any Scottish FA disciplinary action after landing on Motherwell captain Peter Hartley during Sunday’s 3-3 draw.
Scotland boss Alex McLeish has warned West Ham’s Robert Snodgrass and Crystal Palace’s James McArthur that their Scotland futures cannot be guaranteed. This comes after the midfielders asked not to be considered for next week’s friendly against Belgium and the Nations League group tie against Albania.
Meanwhile, McLeish insists that defender Jack Hendry has the big-game bottle to come through his sticky spell with Celtic and star for his country.
Hibs winger Daryl Horgan and Hearts backup goalkeeper Colin Doyle have both been named in the provisional Republic of Ireland squad for their upcoming matches against Wales and Poland.
Liverpool midfielder James Milner believes the success of Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk at Anfield proves that Scottish football is far better than its many detractors claim. The England international also refused to rule out a move to Celtic or Rangers himself in future.
No nonsense today… yet!