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Rumour Mill: Kris Boyd | Bob Malcolm | Leigh Griffiths

Leigh Griffiths at Tynecastle. Picture: TSPL

Leigh Griffiths at Tynecastle. Picture: TSPL

Kris Boyd says Rangers have not made an approach, Bob Malcolm in bizarre bust up and Leigh Griffiths says he feared the sack.

Rangers aren’t in for me says Boyd

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd says no approach has been made for him by Rangers but insisted he did not know what his future holds once his contract at Rugby Park expires in the summer. Boyd says he is focused on his football with Kilmarnock at the moment. (Record)

Bob Malcolm pushed player in face

Barry Ferguson’s assistant at Blackpool Bob Malcolm was sent to the stand after appearing to push substitute Stephen Dobbie in the face apparently because he was not ready to come on as a substitute.

The match saw Burnley win 1 - 0 and means Blackpool sit only two points above the relegation spots in the Championship. (Express)

Lennon to stand by Leigh Griffiths

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has given his clearest indication yet that he will stand by troubled striker Leigh Griffiths.

The Parkhead manager said he believes Griffiths still has much to deliver despite off-field problems which he has

encountered since his move from Wolves. The former Hibs player was filmed singing “the Hearts are going bust” while Police Scotland are probing another video where it is alleged he sang a racist chant about former Hearts striker Rudi Skacel. (Scotsman)

• Griffiths has told the Sun that he feared the sack after the video footage appeared online following the Edinburgh Derby and is aware that he will not be allowed any more off-field slip ups

McCoist awaiting result of Graham wallace’s review

Rangers manager Ally McCoist says he has no idea what is in Graham Wallace’s review of the club which will be published on April 25. The Ibrox manager says he is keen to find out what he has to play with in terms of transfer funds for next season and whether he will be able to renew player contracts. (Scotsman)

Ann Budge calls for patience

Prospective Hearts owner Ann Budge has asked fans to remain patient while she completes the transfer of ownership of the club to her firm Bidco 1874. The IT millionaire said she was confident that the process would take only a few weeks and that the Tynecastle club would avoid any sanction entering the new season. (Scotsman)

Glenn Gibbons: Rangers fans playing dangerous game

“Despite the obviously perilous condition of their finances (a recent emergency loan of £1.5m from private individuals required simply to remain solvent until the end of the season), numerous supporters are immovable in their conviction that Rangers remain a “massive” club whose rightful place is at the head of Scottish football’s Premiership and competing creditably in the Champions League.”

 

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