Rumour Mill: Bristol City want Jason Cummings | no sanction for Ross Draper | Rangers ‘can win’ Scottish Cup

Jason Cummings has caught the eye these past 18 months. Picture: Jane Barlow

Jason Cummings has caught the eye these past 18 months. Picture: Jane Barlow

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Bristol City are poised to make a move for Hibs striker Jason Cummings, Ross Draper will not be punished by the SFA and Barrie Mackay says Rangers can win the Scottish Cup.

Bristol City want Jason Cummings

Barrie McKay (left) challenges for the ball with Livingston's Ross Millen. Picture: SNS

Barrie McKay (left) challenges for the ball with Livingston's Ross Millen. Picture: SNS

New Bristol City boss Lee Johnson wants to make Hibs striker Jason Cummings his first summer signing.

Johnson travelled to Edinburgh on Tuesday to watch the youngster score the only goal in a 1-0 win over Hearts.

A potential move may be dependent on City remaining in the English Championship. They are currently five points away from the relegation zone. (The Scottish Sun)

Kristoffer Ajer displays maturity far beyond his tender years

Kristoffer Ajer has never had to look far for help and inspiration on his way to becoming one of Norwegian football’s brightest young talents.

As the midfielder penned a four-year contract with Celtic yesterday, he was quick to pay tribute to his parents for their role in a rapid rise to prominence which saw him become the youngest ever captain in Norwegian top-flight history when he wore the armband for Start at just 16 years old. (Scotsman)

No punishment for Ross Draper

Ross Draper will not be punished for his part in a controversial penalty award during Inverness’ 3-1 win against Aberdeen on Monday.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes accused the Englishman of conning referee Willie Collum to win a penalty after falling to the ground following a challenge from Dons defender Ash Taylor.

Scottish FA compliance officer Tony McGlennan had until 3pm yesterday to issue a notice of complaint against the Inverness player. (Press & Journal)

Barrie Mckay confident Rangers can win Scottish Cup

Barrie McKay reckons Rangers can go all the way in the William Hill Scottish Cup after their last-gasp win at Kilmarnock.

The Light Blues winger swung over the injury-time corner for Nicky Clark’s dramatic winner as boss Mark Warburton claimed his first top-flight scalp with a 2-1 triumph. (Herald)

Fans broadcast Edinburgh derby on Periscope amid TV blackout

Thousands of Hibs and Hearts fans were able to bypass the television blackout of last night’s Edinburgh derby and watch the match in the comfort of their own home via social media.

Using Periscope, a live video streaming app own by Twitter, supporters at the match were able to broadcast the action live for friends and family (and their Twitter followers) who were unable to secure tickets for the sold out fixture. (Scotsman)

Johnny Hayes sidelined for Aberdeen

Aberdeen’s title charge was dealt a major setback yesterday when it was confirmed midfielder Jonny Hayes is facing a month on the sidelines.

The Irishman, who has been one of the Dons’ leading performers this season, was substituted midway through the first half of Monday’s 3-1 defeat by Caley Thistle with a torn hamstring. (Press & Journal)

Janko ready to fight for place

Celtic defender Saidy Janko says that he is ready to start playing regular football again after missing four months of the season through injury, and has admitted his relief at returning to fitness. (Sun)

Stephen Thompson apologises to supporters

Stephen Thompson says Dundee United’s squad have “13 matches to preserve the club’s Premiership status and redeem their own professional reputations”.

Mixu Paatelainen succeeded Jackie McNamara but United are 13 points adrift at the foot of the table.

Thompson apologised to supporters for “abysmal” performances. (BBC)

Leigh Griffiths back on Twitter

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has returned to Twitter.

The Scotland international quit Twitter earlier this month after receiving online abuse aimed at his children on the social networking site.

Yesterday he tweeted: “Not letting the trolls win. I’m Back.”

(Evening Times)

Sam Martinez, 106, hopes this is Hibs’ year

Sam Martinez is still one of Edinburgh’s most loyal Hibs fans and is hopeful this year that the team will bring home the Scottish Cup for the first time in his life. (Evening News)

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