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.
The Daily Mail are reporting that the Scottish FA could end up paying £600,000 per year to play international and cup games at Murrayfield if they were to move there in 2020. That’s twice as much as they currently pay at Hampden.
Celtic star striker Moussa Dembele could miss the club’s Champions League clash with Rosenborg on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, according to the Scottish Sun.
Kyle Lafferty could be out of Hearts’ coming League Cup clash with Cowdenbeath with a back injury, according to the Edinburgh Evening News.
Gordon Strachan has suggested that his first impression of John McGinn as a thoroughly nice fella is what convinced him to call up the Hibs midfielder to the Scotland national team in 2016. Speaking to the Edinburgh Evening News, Strachan said: “I saw him speak to the kit man, obviously offering a hand and then the picked up all the mannequins – which are quite heavy – and walked 400 yards with them to the pitch. That told me right away what he is about – he looks after people. His team-mates and the others just strolled down.”
Umar Sadiq’s former coach at NAC Breda kind of warned Rangers fans to be patient with the new loan signing. Speaking to the Daily Record, Stijn Vreven said: “With Umar I’d think, ‘This is unbelievably bad’, then 10 seconds later he’d produce a world-class moment.”
Dylan McGeouch hopes his move to Sunderland could boost his chances of more call ups to the Scotland national team.
In today’s Times (print edition), Steve Clarke has described Kris Boyd as the perfect role model for players hoping to become professional strikers of the poaching variety.
Kris Commons has suggested that Celtic needed to stop farting about with their preliminary bids for John McGinn and just “go and get him.” We’re sure Peter Lawwell will take his advice on board immediately.
Celtic’s coming clash with Rosenborg means this week’s Scottish press are littered with comments from former Celtic players who either played for Rosenborg too or are just vaguely Scandinavian. In today’s Times, former Celt, Vidar Riseth, reckons the Norwegian side are in trouble since they recently sacked their coach. While, in the Herald, Harald Brattbakk reckons Celtic’s latest foes can “rouse themselves” after the recent bout of drama behind the scenes.