Hearts administrator Bryan Jackson in last ditch bid to save administration deal, Jon Daly injury fears and Celtic to be ask back to Turkey tournament.
Jackson in flight to save Hearts deal
Bryan Jackson will fly out to Lithuania in a last ditch attempt to save the Hearts takeover deal. Hearts insiders fear that Ann Budge’s buyout of the club will collapse as Lithuanian creditors hold out for more money. (Sun)
• Gary Locke says Hearts have learned the lessons of financial failure under the Romanov era and will not go down the road to administration again. The Hearts boss expects a more prudent form of management under Ann Budge
Jon Daly set to miss Ramsdens Cup final
Jon Daly is in danger of missing Rangers’ Ramsdens Cup final against Raith Rovers next month and the Scottish Cup last four meeting with his former club Dundee United.
The Irish centre forward scored his 25th of the campaign in yesterday’s 2 -1 win of the campaign but was taken off
in the 86th minute with a hamstring problem. (Mail)
Celtic to be asked back to Turkey
Celtic are to be invited back to Turkey to play in the Antalya Cup following their participation in January last year. The Parkhead side beat Trabzonspor but lost to Galatasaray. The competition will be expanded next year from 4 teams to 8 with the final to be played in Instanbul. (Sunday Post)
Heart scare for Rangers star
Rangers youngster Lewis Macleod will undergo further tests on his heart after it was discovered an allergic reaction to a virus had affected his heart muscles. (Sunday Mail)
Celtic target last 8 of Champions League
Neil Lennon says his side will be aiming for the quarter finals of the Champions League next season and has also set his sights on a domestic treble.
Celtic qualified for the group stages of the Champions League but finished bottom of their group having reached the last 16 the year before.
The last Scottish team to reach the last 8 of the European Cup contest was Rangers in the 1992-93 season. (Scotland on Sunday)
• Leigh Griffiths says he has still to hit his best form despite scoring 5 goals in his first 7 starts for the Parkhead club
• Neil Lennon will hold talks with Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond about cementing a 5 year plan for the Parkhead club but says he would not commit his long term future to Celtic and would be open to a move should the right offer come along
Hearts could be relegated by Hibs
St Mirren’s draw with Inverness means Hearts will be relegated if they are beaten by Hibs today at Tynecastle. The 2-2 draw puts the Paisley side on 28 points, 22 clear of Hearts, who have eight games left to play. (Scotland on Sunday)
Dundee United not giving up on 2nd place
Jackie McNamara says he hasn’t give up hope of clinching second place after his Dundee United side drew 1 - 1 with Aberdeen yesterday.
United are six points behind the Pittodrie club and will face Celtic twice in their six remaining fixtures. (Scotland on Sunday)