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Rumour Mill: Luis Suarez | Fraser Forster | Anthony Stokes

Fraser Forster pulls off a save during Celtic's win over Motherwell. Picture: SNS

Fraser Forster pulls off a save during Celtic's win over Motherwell. Picture: SNS

Scotland set to face Uruguay at Hampden, Anthony Stokes urges speed on contract negotiations and pressure mounts for Fraser Forster England cap.

Hodgkinson appalled by lack of England cap for Forster

Former England goalkeeper and Scotland goalkeeping coach Allan Hodgkinson says he is appalled that Celtic keeper Fraser Forster has yet to be given his first cap.

Hodgkinson pointed to current number 1 Joe Hart’s shaky performances and said people were now starting to ask questions. (Mail)

• Neil Lennon says he faces a battle to hold onto Fraser Forster following his performance against Barcelona and call up to the England squad (Sunday Post)

Scotland set to play Uruguay and Luis Suarez

Scotland could be set to face Uruguay - and Luis Suarez - in a friendly at Hampden next month, Uruguayan officials says they have agreed the match with their SFA counterparts providing that the South Americans qualify directly for the World Cup.

They will have to overcome Ecuador and Argentina later this month.

Uruguay also say they will play England.

(Express)

Anthony Stokes issues Celtic with ultimatum

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has warned the Parkhead club that he will talk to other clubs in the January transfer window unless his contract situation is cleared up.

Stokes says he is happy at Celtic but is frustrated by the pace of negotiations. The Irishman’s deal expires in the summer and he could leave for free. (Scotland on Sunday)

• Anthony Stokes says he is keen to replicate the feats of Robbie Keane in Irish football folklore after being called back up the Republic squad following the departure of Giovanni Trapattoni

Adam Mathews faces 3 months on the sidelines

Celtic defender Adam Mathews looks set to miss his side’s remaining Champions League games after picking up an injury during Celtic’s 2 - 0 victory over Motherwell at Parkhead yesterday. Mathews is suspected to have fractured his collarbone following a clash with Keith Lasley. (Scotland on Sunday)

Ally McCoist will return to full pay

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has confirmed that his wages will go back up to their previous levels should Rangers return to the top flight of Scottish football.

McCoist took a 50 per cent pay cut on his £825,000 a year salary follow the publication of Rangers accounts which showed a £14.4m loss up to June. (Scotland on Sunday)

Kris Commons sets Celtic unbeaten target

Celtic winger Kris Commons says his side should be aiming to win every games following his side’s 2 - 0 win over Motherwell yesterday. (Mail)

Blame me says Kilmarnock boss Allan Johnston

Kilmarnock boss Allan Johnston told the club’s support to blame him for the Rugby Park side’s disastrous start to the season.

The Ayrshire side have gone nine league games without a win and exited the league cup at the hands of Hamilton.

Johnston said: “We’ve got to improve” (Mail)

IN BRIEF

• St Johnstone striker Stevie May is hoping that his form this season will win him a Scotland cap

• Aberdeen’s six match unbeaten run came to an end yesterday against rivals Inverness with Dons boss Derek McInnes saying his side weren’t up to their usual standard

• Former Hearts boss Paulo Sergio has been sacked by Cypriot side APOEL after flopping in the Europa Leaugue

 

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