Rumour Mill: Kris Commons in Hibs return? | Ronny Deila the double agent | Bruno Alves doesn’t need captaincy

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Kris Commons is in discussions with Hibs about a return to Easter Road, Ronny Deila could be set to provide information on the opposition to both Celtic and Rosenborg, and Rangers centre-back Bruno Alves says he doesn’t need the captain’s armband to become a leader.

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Kris Commons joined Hibs last season on a short-term emergency loan. Picture: Contributed

Kris Commons joined Hibs last season on a short-term emergency loan. Picture: Contributed

Commons to Hibs

Kris Commons has revealed he could return to Easter Road this summer after talks with manager Neil Lennon. The ex-Celtic attacker is a free agent after leaving Parkhead and could be set to reunite with his old boss in the capital once more. The 33-year-old made five appearances in a short emergency loan deal at Easter Road last season. (STV)

• Lennon has told fans not to judge new signing Deivydas Matulevicius on his Wikipedia page. (The Scotsman)

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Deila happy to help Celtic and Rosenborg

Ronny Deila says he’s happy to assist Brendan Rodgers with any information the Celtic boss needs ahead of the Scottish champions’ clash with Rosenborg - though he doesn’t believe his insight will be required. The former boss insists Rosenborg do not have many secrets about the way they play, and Rodgers will likely have all the information he needs already. (Daily Record)

• Deila said he’d also be happy to help out Rosenborg should the Norwegian champions require any information of their own about Celtic. (Scottish Sun)

Alves doesn’t need armband

Bruno Alves isn’t looking to usurp Lee Wallace as captain of Rangers - because the Portuguese defender knows he can be a leader on the park without the armband. Fans have been calling for the veteran centre back to be made captain, but Alves believes Wallace is the right man for the job due to his experience playing for the Ibrox club. (Daily Record)

• Alves insists manager Pedro Caixinha needs to be given time to turn things around at Ibrox. (Daily Mail)

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Celtic charge

Celtic have been hit by an 11th Uefa disciplinary charge in the past seven seasons for the conduct of their supporters in the wake of the Champions League qualifier against Linfield on Wednesday night. European football’s governing body have opened proceedings against the Scottish champions for an “illicit banner” displayed among the Green Brigade section of their fans during the 4-0 victory. (The Scotsman)

Walker offer still on the table

Hearts’ contract offer to Jamie Walker will remain on the table should the winger decide to pledge his future to the club. Walker rejected the new deal, which would have made him Hearts’ highest paid player earlier this year. Club officials have subsequently rejected bids from Rangers worth up to £600,000 for his services. (Evening News)

- Cathro says he’s confident Arnaud Djoum is still committed to the club despite the player’s desire to “take a step towards a better club”. (The Scotsman)

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McInnes dedicates win

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has dedicated his side’s 2-0 over Siroki Brijeg to the fans who were attacked by local hooligans the night before the match. A group of travelling supporters were ambushed in a bar in Mostar, with many left bloodied and bruised. McInnes hopes the victory, secured thanks to goals from Greg Stewart and Gary Mackay-Steven, will make the trip worthwhile for those affected. (Daily Record)

Keatings injury

James Keatings has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks after damaging his ankle ligaments in Dundee United’s Betfred Cup win over Buckie Thistle. The former Hibs, Hearts and Hamilton Accies striker was assessed yesterday after sustaining the injury 10 minutes from time in the 3-0 victory over the Highland League champions on Wednesday night. (The Scotsman)

Signeul rues defeat

Anna Signeul concedes that an unprecedented opportunity to show Scottish women’s football in a good light was lost when her side was defeated 6-0 by England in Utrecht on Wednesday night The game, Scotland’s first in a major championship, was watched by a television audience of 2.2 million on Channel 4. (The Scotsman)

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