Rumour Mill: Rangers eye Poyet | McInnes to QPR | Warburton and Waghorn bust-up

Diego Poyet is a free agent after leaving West Ham earlier this summer. Picture: Getty
Diego Poyet is a free agent after leaving West Ham earlier this summer. Picture: Getty
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Rangers eye move for ex-West Ham starlet Diego Poyet, Derek McInnes is wanted by Queens Park Rangers to be their new manager, and Martyn Waghorn could be on his way out of Ibrox after an alleged bust-up with Mark Warburton.

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Rangers eye Poyet

Rangers are considering a move for Diego Poyet after agreeing a deal in principle to release Joey Barton from his 20,000-a-week contract.

The 21-year-old midfielder is a free agent after leaving the London Stadium this past summer. He signed for West Ham from Charlton Athletic in 2014. (The Sun)

QPR consider McInnes

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is on the wanted list of the QPR board as they seek to find a replacement for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

After struggling at Bristol City, McInnes has rebuilt his reputation in the north east, winning the league cup in 2014 and finishing runner-up to Celtic in consecutive seasons.

The Dons boss is on the shortlist alongside the likes of Tim Sherwood, Paul Clement and Karl Robinson. (The Sun)

Warburton and Waghorn bust-up

Martyn Waghorn could be on his way out of Ibrox to join Bristol City in the January transfer window after a falling out with Mark Warburton.

Last season’s top goalscorer has struggled for a starting place this season with the arrival of Joe Garner and Joe Dodoo adding increased competition for places. (Bristol Post)

Collins and Mackay in running for SFA role

John Collins and Malky Mackay are front-runners to be named new SFA performance director.

The Scottish Football Association are keen to hire a replace for Brian McClair, who left the position this past July. (Daily Mail)

Griffiths unlikely to start against England

Mark McGhee has suggested Leigh Griffiths is unlikely to start against England, despite describing the Celtic striker as the best natural finisher in the country.

Tartan Army fans have been pushing for Griffiths to start for months as he continues to shine at domestic level. McGhee insists the decision will come down to what tactics are most suitable on the day. (The Herald)

Peter Reid gutted for Joey Barton

Former Everton star and Sunderland boss Peter Reid was disappointed to see Joey Barton flop at Ibrox - despite being a Celtic fan.

Reid, who’s known Barton for most of the player’s career, believes the controversial midfielder upset some people at Ibrox with his statements. (Daily Record)

READ MORE - How Joey Barton became this season’s worst signing

Brown eager for Wembley “dream”

Scott Brown is looking forward to making a “dream come true” when Scotland take on England at Wembley this Friday.

The returning Celtic skipper is in line to start after performing a U-turn on his international career. It would represent the first time he’s played against England in a competitive match, having only featured in friendly games against the Auld Enemy before. (Daily Record)

Burke must play against England

Scotland’s teenage winger Oliver Burke should be unleashed against England at Wembley tomorrow evening, according to Paul Lambert.

The youngster’s £13 million move to Leipzig from Nottingham Forest in August made him the first Scotland international to win a high-profile switch to German football since Lambert joined Borussia Dortmund, with whom he went on to win the Champions League, two decades ago. (The Scotsman)

Barton wins Player of the Month

Partick Thistle defender Adam Barton is pleased his laid-back style of play is finally being recognised after being awarded the Ladbrokes Premiership Player of the Month award for October.

Barton believes his languid way of playing has held him back in the past, as managers have looked for someone with more energy about their game. (Evening Times)

READ MORE - Why Adam Barton is a deserving Player of the Month award winner

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