Rumour Mill: World Cup | pre-season friendlies | Rodney Sneijder

Dundee Utd new signing Rodney Sneijder. Picture: SNS
Dundee Utd new signing Rodney Sneijder. Picture: SNS
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Scotland have been paired alongside England in the World Cup qualifiers, Dean Shiels welcomes new Ibrox regime and Dundee United complete signing of Rodney Sneijder.

Scotland draw England in World Cup qualifiers

Scotland have been drawn in a group with England in the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russian.

Gordon Strachan’s side will also face Slovakie, Slovenia, Lithuania, Malta.

Scott Allan going nowhere - Stubbs

Hibs manager Alan Stubbs, pictured, has reiterated his view that Scott Allan would not be sold ahead of the coming campaign and said that he was fully supported by the board. (Scotsman)

Dean Shiels welcomes Warburton

Dean Shiels has delivered a not so thinly veiled attack on the management style and coaching capabilities of Ally McCoist with a gushing validation of the methods of new manager Mark Warburton. (Scotsman)

Dundee United sign Rodney Sneijder

Dundee United have signed Dutch midfielder Rodney Sneijder on a two-year deal.

The 24-year-old younger brother of Galatasaray midfielder Wesley joins as a free agent after being released by Almere City in his homeland. (BBC)

Leigh Griffiths stakes Champions League claim

Leigh Griffiths staked a claim for a starting spot in Celtic’s upcoming Champions League qualifier against Qarabag with a goal in his side’s 2 - 0 win over Rennes.

(Scotsman)

Montrose make loan signing

Montrose Manager Paul Hegarty recently secured 19 year old defender Matty Allan on a six month loan from Dundee.

The deal will allow the young central defender to gain some first team experience at Links Park whilst also being able to turn out for Dundee in the SPFL Development league.

PRE SEASON FRIENDLY ROUND-UP

Celtic 2 - 0 Rennes

Dundee United 0 - 1 Watford

St Johnstone 0 - 1 Blackpool

Floriana 0 - 5 Hamilton Accies

Kilmarnock 3 - 1 Fleetwood

Partick Thistle 1 - 1 Rotherham