Rumour Mill: Kieran Tierney set for Scotland call up | Ronny Deila slump concern | Scottish Cup semi-final draw

Celtic manager Ronny Deila with the Scottish Cup. Picture: SNS
Celtic manager Ronny Deila with the Scottish Cup. Picture: SNS
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Kieran Tierney set for Scotland call up, Ronny Deila says he is concerned about Celtic’s slump in form and the draw for the Scottish Cup semi-final will be made live today.

Tierney set for Scotland cap call

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney, 18, is set to be called up for the Scotland senior squad this week.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will announce two seperate squads for upcoming friendlies with the Czech Republic and Denmark at the end of the month. (Mail)

- Leigh Griffiths is also set to be handed a call up this week following his form for Celtic this season which has seen him score 33 goals

Mark McGhee regrets Hamilton spat

Mark McGhee accepted he was wrong to have clashed with Hamilton kit man Danny Cunning nine minutes from time at New Douglas Park.

The pair had to be separated by the fourth official and stewards, after arguing over the awarding of an 81st-minute penalty for Motherwell when Chris Cadden was fouled by ‘keeper Michael McGovern. (Sky)

Ronny Deila admits concern over slump

Ronny Deila has admitted Celtic’s slump is giving him sleepless nights.

The Norwegian insists it’s not his worst spell at the club, despite back-to-back draws and the loss of seven points from the past 15 seeing their grasp on the title slip.

But his quest for answers after his side were booed off the park on Wednesday following a grim 0-0 draw with Dundee is troubling him . (Sunday Mail)

Semi-final draw to be screened live today

The Scottish Cup semi-final draw will be made live on Sky on Sunday afternoon at 4.45pm.

Rangers and Dundee United have already booked their places in the semis with the remaining two quarter finals being played out today. Celtic take on Morton and Inverness play Hibs.

Old Firm semi-final would be perfect draw for Lee Wallace

Rangers captain Lee Wallace embraced the possibility of being drawn against Celtic in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup following his side’s 4-0 demolition of Dundee in yesterday’s 4-0 Ibrox quarter-final. (Scotsman)

Hearts fans charter plane with “Neilson Out” banner over Tynecastle

A small plane with a banner calling for the sacking of manager Robbie Neilson has been flown over Tynecastle prior to Saturday’s match with Partick Thistle.

A small group, believed to be Hearts supporters, paid for the stunt. The plane went across the Tynecastle prior to kick-off with the message “No style no bottle Neilson out!”. (Scotsman)

Russell Latapy feels playing field is not level for black managers

Despite concern the secondary school bearing his name in Trinidad is being neglected and fears his own bid to return to work is being hampered by racial prejudice, it’s heartening to find Russell Latapy still smiling. (Scotsman)

Michael O’Neill in talks over Northern Ireland contract

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is continuing contract talks as speculation grows linking him with the Celtic job.

Reports suggest Northern Ireland FA talks are ongoing and that a compensation fee has been agreed - if he was to find another move.

They claim that it would cost £750,000 to break his impending new contract. (Belfast Telegraph)