Gary Mackay-Steven denies talk of a crisis at Celtic; Mark Warburton reveals ‘infighting’ after Livingston victory and Jason Cummings ‘can’t wait’ to take on Rangers again
Dons fan fails with bid to distract Leigh Griffiths
THIS Aberdeen fan had a great idea to distract Leigh Griffiths from his penalty duties at Pittodrie on Saturday. Unluckily for the Dons supporter, Griffiths wasn’t put off, and tucked the ball away with ease.
Mackay-Steven rubbishes talk of Celtic crisis
GARY Mackay-Steven believes Celtic can silence suggestions of a crisis at the club by making a positive start to their Europa League campaign in Amsterdam this week.
The champions were knocked off the summit of the Premiership by Aberdeen and will find themselves five points behind their domestic title rivals if the Dons defeat Hamilton in their game in hand tomorrow night.
“It’s not a crisis in our eyes, to be honest,” said the winger. “It is early on in the season. We just didn’t play as well as we could on Saturday. Aberdeen are a good team and they punished us. But I think we will put things right.” (The Scotsman)
Gers squad ‘fought’ after Livingston win
MARK Warburton has revealed his players demanded an inquest after their 3-0 win over Livingston.
Despite sweeping Livi aside, Warburton admitted his players hadn’t been happy with the performance.
“We let them do the talking and they had a few heated words among themselves. The players were angry we did not play at the right level.
“We wanted to let the players talk and see the reaction. It was an angry one – and I am delighted with that.” (Daily Record)
Cummings eager for second crack at Rangers
Hibs striker Jason Cummings has admitted he’s champing at the bit to face Rangers again.
The Ibrox side cuffed Alan Stubbs’ men 6-2 in the Petrofac Training Cup earlier this season but Hibs have since added the likes of Henri Anier, John McGinn, Islam Feruz and Dylan McGeouch.
And Cummings, who scored in Hibernian’s 3-0 win over Alloa, said: “We can’t wait to play [Rangers] again. Obviously they have started the season well. They’ve got a good squad and something good going at the moment. But we’ve just had a three-nil win to give our fans something to cheer about.”
“We know what they’re about, they’re a good side, but if we’d taken our chances in the last game we could have won. We’re looking forward to next time and we can definitely beat them.” (The Scotsman)
News in brief
• Jamie MacDonald has revealed that the entire Kilmarnock squad are ‘working their b**** off’ for manager Gary Locke after the Rugby Park side claimed their first victory of the season over Dundee United
• Paul Hartley hailed his Dundee side after they secured a somewhat undeserved victory over Partick at Firhill thanks to Greg Stewart’s penalty