In today’s Rumour Mill: Dave King’s return to Rangers a ‘little premature’; James Forrest attracting attention from an English Premier League club; Inverness Caley Thistle can win the title, says Butcher
Rangers boardroom saga takes another twist
More twists and turns at Ibrox as SFA boss Stewart Regan has insisted it would be a “little premature” to assume Dave King’s return to the Rangers boardroom would be automatically approved.
On Friday, King flew in from South Africa to Glasgow and said that he now “knows for sure” that his attempted appointment as Rangers chairman would be ratified. (Various)
Celtic starlet Forrest a target for Cardiff City
The 22-year-old has been on the Premier League club’s radar for some time and has been watched four times. Cardiff boss Malky Mackay made the trip to watch Forrest play in the Champions League clash with Barcelona earlier this month.
It is rumoured that Celtic’s price tag on Forrest is in the region of £7 million. (Sunday Mail)
New deals on offer for Ledley and Samaras
Georgios Samaras and Welsh midfielder Joe Ledley have also been offered new deals at Celtic.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon said: “I had a chat with Georgios last week and I am going to speak to his representatives pretty soon. Hopefully he will stay.
“There is a willingness there to speak to us and there is a willingness to keep him which is great.
“We’ve had talks with Joe too. He is aware of the offer on the table and I think he is mulling it over.” (Various)
Celtic’s Teemu Pukki has promised the Parkhead faithful that he’ll start scoring goals soon. (The Sun)
Boyd braced for Scotland return
Kris Boyd’s double for Kilmarnock yesterday lead to his manager backing him for a recall to the Scotland squad for the upcoming friendlies against Norway and USA. (Sunday Mail)
Light failure to hit County in the pocket
Ross County look likely to be hit with a £30,000 bill after the lights went out at Friday night’s derby against Inverness Caley Thistle causing the game to abandoned.
County will have to foot the bill for extra hospitality, policing and stewarding costs for the rearranged match. (Various)
Caley unity inspires Butcher
Terry Butcher was left frustrated by Friday’s abandonment at Dingwall, but the Caley Thistle boss is still positive his team can make a run at the Premiership title.
Butcher pointed to Dundee United’s 1983 league title win as an example of unity, strength and character. The Inverness boss sees those same traits in his own side. (Express)