In today’s Rumour Mill: Rangers fans call for Charles Green to be sacked; Bangura hits out at Scott Brown snub; McKinlay worried for Hearts in this weekend’s derby; Celtic target Capuano to replace Kelvin Wilson.
Charles Green facing sack after emergency meeting
Former Rangers chief executive Charles Green is facing a vote on his future, with his conduct since arriving back at Ibrox being described as immoral and unethical.
Craig Mather announced that a board meeting is to be called within the next seven days to discuss Mr Green’s conduct.
Angry calls for Green to be sacked were made by fans as Mather met more than 200 influential Rangers supporters. They had demanded the showdown given recent events at Ibrox and the exit of chairman Walter Smith. (Various)
Rangers low on funds
Rangers directors also admitted that most of the £23m raised in December’s stock market flotation has already been spent and they only have £10m in the bank. (Various)
Bangura hits out after Scott Brown snub
Mo Bangura hit out at Celtic captain Scott Brown after Brown refused to shake the on-loan striker’s hand after their Champions League tie on Wednesday night. Bangura said he was disappointed with Brown’s attitude during and after the game, where heated exchanges between the two took place.
A return to Parkhead now seems even more unlikey for Bangura (Various)
‘Hearts could get a doing against Hibs’, says McKinlay
Former Hearts player, Tosh McKinlay fears the worst for Hearts in the Edinburgh derby this weekend, he said: “Hearts could get a doing and suffer a heavy defeat in this derby. We’re talking about boys going into a man’s game.” (The Sun)
Nevin urges Hibs to spare Fenlon
Pat Nevin has come to the defence of Hibs boss Pat Fenlon, saying he shouldn’t be sacked even if they lose against city rivals Hearts this weekend. (Various)
Capuano earmarked as Kelvin’s replacement
Italian U21 star Marco Capuano could be the man to replace Forest-bound Kelvin Wilson at Celtic. The Pescara defender impressed in Serie A last season. Celtic are likely to face competition from Italian clubs Lazio and Bologna for the defender. (The Sun)
Mark Wilson keeping fit with Dundee United
Jackie McNamara welcomed Mark Wilson back to Dundee United yesterday and insisted he doesn’t hold a grudge after Wilson took his place at Celtic.
McNamara, whose new-look side host Inverness at Tannadice tomorrow in their first home SPFL match of the new campaign, has handed the 29-year-old free agent the chance to keep fit following his summer departure from English Championship outfit Bristol City and refused to rule out making a move for him should he catch the eye. (The Scotsman)
Thistle are sharp to sign Higginbotham
Kallum Higginbotham has signed a two-year-deal with Partick Thistle following his release from Huddersfield Town. (Various)
Inverness appoint a new board member
Allan Munro has joined the board of Inverness. The Aviemore businessman and farmer has been a supporter, shareholder and sponsor of the club since its early years and has a hospitality box at the stadium. (The Scotsman)
Pink Floyd’s Wall could see both Celtic’s play-offs at Parkhead
Celtic could end up playing both their Champions League play-off matches at Parkhead if they draw Bulgarians Ludogorets Razgrad thanks to Pink Floyd.
Bulgaria only has one suitable venue for Champions League matches – the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia.
However, that is being used as the venue for a concert by Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters, who is performing his rock extravaganza concert The Wall Live at the end of the month. (Various)