Rumour Mill: Celtic loan move for Joe Gomez | Neil Lennon for Hibs? | Patrick Roberts in demand

Joel Gomez. Picture: Getty
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Celtic are considering a loan move for Liverpool’s Joe Gomez, Neil Lennon is the favourite to take over at Hibs and Championship clubs target Celtic’s Patrick Roberts.

Celtic consider move for Gomez

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is considering a loan move for Liverpool defender Joe Gomez. The £3.5m rated player is also an England Under-21 cap. (Sun)

Neil Lennon favourite for Hibs job

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon has emerged as one of the leading contenders to replace Alan Stubbs as Hibs manager.

The Northern Irishman, who led the Parkhead side from 2010-2014, was in the running for the Hoops job before they opted for Brendan Rodgers instead.

He’s now one of the bookies’ favourites to become the next Hibernian manager, with Alan Stubbs set to leave Easter Road for Rotherham United. (Evening Times)

- Scotland Under-17 boss Scott Gemmill is also a candidate for the vacant Hibs job

Rotherham confirm appointment of Alan Stubbs

Rotherham United have officially confirmed the appointment of Alan Stubbs as their new manager.

Stubbs, who guided Hibs to Scottish Cup glory just 11 days ago, has signed a three-year contract.

He will be joined at Rotherham by John Doolan, his assistant at Easter Road. (Scotsman)

Celtic face battle to keep Roberts

Relegated Premier League teams Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Norwich City are all tracking Celtic’s on loan winger Patrick Roberts.

The 19-year-old has 12 months left on a 18-month loan deal after joining the Scottish Champions from Manchester City in February. Since being given a chance in the first-team at the end of last campaign by former manager Ronny Deila, Roberts impressed, scoring six goals in 11 league games. (Evening Times)

Hearts lead race to sign Sammon

Hearts are leading the race to sign former Kilmarnock striker Connor Sammon after he was released by Derby County. The 29 year-old is also being pursued by Aberdeen. (Sun)

Roy Keane says McGeady must up game

Roy Keane insisted Aiden McGeady must raise his game if he wants to play any part in Ireland’s Euro 2016 opener against Sweden.

The former Celtic midfielder endured a nightmare season after being frozen out at Everton before joining Sheffield Wednesday on loan in late January. (Record)

Liam Henderson signs for Falkirk

Falkirk have confirmed the signing of former Hearts defender/midfielder, Liam Henderson.

The 19-year old signed for The Tynecastle club in 2014 and spent the first half of last season on loan at Stenhousemuir FC. (Falkirk FC)

Aberdeen move for Slater

Aberdeen are closing in on a move for the 22-year-old central midfielder, who is a free agent after deciding to leave Rugby Park.

The Dons would be forced to pay compensation to Killie as Slater is only 22 but that figure would be reduced as he only joined the Ayrshire side in 2012 after coming through the ranks at St Mirren. (Various)

Lawless signs new Partick deal

Steven Lawless has committed his future to Partick Thistle after putting pen-to-paper on a new two-year deal at Firhill.

The winger has been an integral part of Alan Archibald’s side in recent years as the Jags have consolidated their place in the Premiership. (Various)

SFA say they were right to give Rangers Euro licence

Stewart Regan insists the Scottish Football Association has nothing to fear over its handling of Rangers’ licence to play European football in season 2011-12.

A group of Celtic shareholders have demanded answers on why the Ibrox side was allowed to compete in the Champions League that season despite having an outstanding tax payment. (Scotsman)

Christophe Berra and Barry Bannan out of Scotland squad

Gordon Strachan has reshuffled his pack ahead of Scotland’s clash with Euro 2016 hosts France on Saturday night.

Barry Bannan and Christophe Berra have withdrawn from the game in Metz, according to the SFA twitter account. No reasons were given.

Joining the squad are Hull City’s Shaun Maloney, Robert Snodgrass and Andrew Robertson. (Scotsman)

Stewart Regan backs Rod Petrie

Stewart Regan has given under-fire Hibernian chairman Rod Petrie his backing following calls for the Easter Road chief to be stripped of his Scottish Football Association role.

Petrie came in for criticism after he described the violent scenes at last month’s Scottish Cup final with Rangers as “over-exuberance”. (Scotsman)

Leigh Griffiths wins Player of the Year award

Leigh Griffiths has completed a clean sweep of personal awards after being named Ladbrokes Premiership player of the year.

The Celtic frontman became the first Parkhead striker to net 40 goals in a campaign since Henrik Larsson when he topped the scoring charts. (Scotsman)

Anthony Stokes backed on Celtic Park return

Leigh Griffiths believes that Anthony Stokes would be a welcome re-addition to the Celtic squad after he returned following a loan spell at Hibs.

The forward has been on-loan at the Leith club since January but with Celtic still holding a one-year option on his contract, it remains to be seen if he has a future at the Parkhead side under Brendan Rodgers. (Evening Times)

Duffy wants to feature in Brendan Rodgers’ plans

Celtic youngster Michael Duffy says that he would “love” to play for Celtic under Brendan Rodgers next season.

The 21-year-old forward spent the 2015-16 campaign on loan with Scottish Championship side Alloa, netting three times and setting up two more in 34 second-tier outings. (Sun)

Paul McGinn in demand

Championship club Wigan and League One side Coventry are targeting Dundee defender Paul McGinn.

The 25 year-old is being eyed by numerous English clubs, after rejecting a new contract offer from the Scottish Premiership side at the end of the 2015/16 season. (Express)

Motherwell skipper Stephen McManus agrees new two-year deal

Skipper Stephen McManus has ended speculation over his Motherwell future by agreeing a fresh two-year deal.

The veteran defender’s Fir Park contract was due to expire this summer and he had been warned by boss Mark McGhee he would have to take a pay cut to stay on. (Various)

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