Lubo Moravick offers scouting services to Hoops; Islam Feruz goes AWOL during trial in Kazakhstan and SFA chief ‘sorry’ for cup draw farce
Lubo offers to help Celtic scout ‘gems’
Lubomir Moravcik could make a stunning return to Celtic - as the Parkhead side’s central European scout.
The Slovakian fans’ favourite, who cost the Hoops just £300,000 was at Celtic for four years, and has offered his services to the club. (The Scotsman)
Feruz ‘vanishes’ from Kazakhstan trial
Scotland under-21 star Islam Feruz’s walked out on Kazakhstani club Aktobe after just one day on trial.
The former Celtic starlet saw his season-long loan spell at Hibs cut short after failing to score from six appearances from the bench. (Daily Record)
Boyd slams ‘hysteria’ over Deila
Celtic legend Tom Boyd has said those demanding the departure of Ronny Deila as Celtic manager are guilty of a form of “hysteria” and devoid of any historical perspective.
The former defender spoke out yesterday as he was made an ambassador of the club alongside David Hay. (The Scotsman)
Snelders believes McInnes can emulate McLaren
Former Dutch international Theo Snelders believes his old club Aberdeen can emulate FC Twente by pulling off a shock title win.
Twente won the Dutch league under ex-England boss Steve McLaren in 2010. (Daily Record)
Iniesta pays tribute to ‘phenomenon’ Larsson
Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta shared his admiration of ex-teammate Henrik Larsson in a tweet last night, describing the Swede as a “phenomenon”. Celtic hero Larsson was at the Nou Camp to observe Barca training in his role as manager of Helsingborgs IF.
SFA chief apologises to Dundee United
SFA boss Alan McRae last night told Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson he’s got every right to feel angry at the Scottish Cup draw farce which cost his club a six-figure cash bonanza.
United were drawn at home to Celtic before the procedure had to be voided after a ball opened inside the pot. United ended up with a tricky journey to face in-form Ross County instead. (Scottish Sun)
Forrester wants to win treble at Ibrox
Former Doncaster Rovers ace Harry Forrester admits the possibility of winning three trophies was a big incentive when he decided to sign-on at Ibrox.
The 25-year-old believes Rangers have it takes to win the Scottish Cup, Championship, and Petrofac Training Cup. (Evening Times)
Nesbitt keen to prove himself at Thistle
Young Celtic prospect Aidan Nesbitt has revealed he’s delighted to have the chance to prove himself in senior football after joining Partick Thistle on loan.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder will stay at Firhill until the end of the season. (The Herald)
NEWS IN BRIEF
• Hibs have already sold 10,000 tickets for the cup replay against Hearts
• Robbie Neilson claims Hibernian’s wild celebrations at Tynecastle show that the Hearts stadium has become a fortress
• Soufian El Hassnaoui faces a battle to revive his Hearts career amid reports he is struggling for both form and fitness