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Malky Mackay seeks help of Brendan Rodgers with key plan

Malky Mackay has asked Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers to help him implement the Scottish FA’s “Project Brave” youth development policy.

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SFA performance director Malky Mackay, overseeing trials at Braidhurst School in Motherwell yesterday, wants to revamp the loan system within Scottish football. Picture: SNS

SFA’s Malky Mackay wants to revive reserve league in Scotland

For Malky Mackay, it is a step back in time which he regards as pivotal to his plans for enhancing the future development of Scottish footballers.

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Jordan Rhodes in action for Sheffield Wednesday against former club Blackburn Rovers. Picture: Press Association

Jordan Rhodes’ hand-written letter to young fan goes viral

Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes has been praised on social media - after a letter he sent to a young Middlesbrough fan went viral.

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Hampden Park is the current home of Scottish football. Picture: John Devlin

Scotland’s options if the SFA decide to ditch Hampden Park

Who knew that the Scottish budget could have such an impact on the national game?

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Aberdeen's Ryan Jack excelled against Motherwell. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

McInnes: Ryan Jack and Kenny McLean are international class

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has endorsed Ryan Jack and Kenny McLean for international call-ups after the midfield pair excelled in the 7-2 defeat of Motherwell.

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Alex McLeish will wait to see if he is to be given the opportunity to return to Rangers. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Rangers manager latest | Scotland could leave Hampden | Rodgers has ‘five-year plan’

The latest with Rangers’ search for a new manager; Scottish football may stop using Hampden, and Brendan Rodgers has a five-year plan at Celtic.

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Gordon Strachan says he loved growing up in Muirhouse.

Strachan turns 60 with memories of Trainspotting country

n reaching milestone birthdays, it’s normal to stop and reflect. Gordon Strachan, who turns 60 today, has extra reason to recall where his remarkable journey to Scotland manager, via World Cups, league titles and European trophies, began.

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Scott Brown in action for Scotland against England at Wembley. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Heat on Gordon Strachan means Scott Brown gets his own way

Davie Provan believes that Gordon Strachan’s desperation for a change in his 
fortunes as Scotland manager has persuaded him to indulge Scott Brown’s indecision over his international career.

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Fulhams Tom Cairney has been in fine form and is in line for a Scotland call-up. Picture:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Tom Cairney making tracks for Scotland team

Tom Cairney could be in line for a Scotland call-up, with the international manager describing the midfielder’s recent performances for Fulham as “terrific”.

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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan gives Spartans chief executive Douglas Samuel memorabilia from his successful playing career. Photograph: Jeff Holmes

Gordon Strachan shirts and medals to be displayed by Spartans

Gordon Strachan, who turns 60 on Thursday, shares some anecdotes and tells Moira Gordon why he’s happy donating his strips to Spartans

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Hearts' Jamie Walker has been in outstanding form. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Ian Cathro: Jamie Walker will definitely play for Scotland

Hearts winger Jamie Walker will definitely play for Scotland, according to his club manager Ian Cathro.

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Scott Brown is expected to be available for Scotland's crucial World Cup qualifier against Slovenia next month. Picture: John Devlin

Scott Brown set to play for Scots in World Cup qualifier

Scott Brown is set to continue his Scotland career after Gordon Strachan revealed he is preparing to include the midfielder in his squad for games against Canada and Slovenia next month.

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Gordon Strachan has donated memorabilia from his career to the Spartans Community Football Academy, where he is a patron. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Gordon Strachan glad Craig Gordon is staying at Celtic

One of the advantages of being an international manager is being spared the stress of transfer window deadline day.

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And it's nothing to do with the abject performances on the park. Picture: SNS

Stephen McIlkenny: Why I’m finished with the Tartan Army

There is no doubt that Scotland fans are among the best international fans in the world, and for years it is something I have proud to be a part of. However, unless drastic changes are made, this campaign will be my last.

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Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal with the Premier League club. Picture: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

Scottish winger Ryan Fraser signs new Bournemouth contract

Bournemouth’s Scottish winger Ryan Fraser has signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal with the Premier League club.

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I loved playing against him says Kevin Thomson, left  challenging Scott Brown in the 2013 Scottish Cup final. Picture: SNS.

Kevin Thomson: Scott Brown is more than just a leader

Ten years ago, almost to the day, I signed for Rangers from Hibernian. My best mate, Scott Brown, joined Celtic 
later the same year.

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Robert Snodgrass has left Hull to join West Ham in a �10.2m move. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Robert Snodgrass: I spoke to McAvennie on £10m West Ham move

West Ham United have completed the signing of Scotland forward Robert Snodgrass in a £10.2 million deal from Hull City.

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Kieran Tierney has a great ability to drift past opposing defenders. Picture: Michael Gillen

Why Kieran Tierney could be Scotland’s left winger of the future

It’s so typical of the Scottish national team that two of our most promising young talents on the international stage, Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney, both play the same position - left-back.

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Scotland Under-21 coach Scot Gemmill.

Scotland to face England at under-21 Euro qualifying

Scotland have been drawn in the same group as England in qualifying for the 2019 European Under-21 Championship.

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Scott Brown has yet to make his decision on whether to continue playing for Scotland. Picture: SNS

Brendan Rodgers urges Scott Brown to look out for No 1

Brendan Rodgers has urged Celtic captain Scott Brown to look after number one as he considers whether to continue to make himself available for Scotland selection.

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