Kenny Shiels heartbroken, Hearts sweat over future, Rangers could face new probe, and more.
Kilmarnock’s now former manager Kenny Shiels says he was a “victim” of his love for the club.
Around 150 fans gathered at the stadium to protest against the manager’s departure and called for chairman Michael Johnston to resign
Clubs in the First Division, along with the SFA, have been accused of “shafting” the lower teams after a league revamp was voted through at Hampden.
Annan chairman Henry McCelland has hit out at the move over the denial of an independent audit of the group’s finances ahead of the revamp. (Daily Record).
Hearts sweat over future
Hearts are facing a nervous wait over their future after revealing that the majority, but not all, of their £100,000 tax bill had been paid.
The club say they are confident of paying the full amount, though HMRC could still launch a winding up order at this point. (Scotsman)
Forster ready for top six
Jordon Forster is on a quest to put Hibs into the top six next season.
The teenage star believes that Pat Fenlon’s have the right stuff to become serious contenders (Daily Record)
Clubs shoot down anti-abuse plans
SFA clubs have rejected plans for stricter controls to combat sectarian abuse.
The changes would have removed the defence currently available to clubs of having taken all reasonable measures to prevent instances of unacceptable conduct at their stadia. (Scotsman)
SFA could probe Rangers links
The SFA will decide by the end of the month whether it will investigate links between Rangers and former owner Craig Whyte.
The probe would be regarding allegations that Whyte was involved in Charles Green’s bid to buy the club’s business and assets. (Scotsman)
Well gunning for Gunnar
Motherwell have opened the door for Faroe Island keeper Gunnar Nielsen to return.
Stuart McCall is keen to replace Darren Randolph, who left for Birmingham City. (Daily Express)
Richard Brittain could be left in limbo as it emerged last night that SPL rivals St Johnstone and Ross County both plan to register him for next season.
The 29-year-old signed a pre-contract deal with the Perth club in January but now wants to stay at County. (Scotsman)
Dons set for Wylde time
Aberdeen are close to signing ex-Rangers winger Gregg Wylde, but their hopes of landing David Goodwillie have taken a dive after Blackpool stepped in to the hunt.
Blackpool boss Paul Ince is said to be ready to swoop for the former Dundee United man. (Daily Record)