Celtic and Rangers to battle Championship club for 29-goal striker, SPFL vote to end season to be incredibly tight, VAR trial in Scottish football binned

Friday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Old Firm to battle Stoke for Scotland striker

Stoke City face competition from Celtic and Rangers to land Scotland striker Lawrence Shankland when the transfer window eventually re-opens. (Sheffield Star)

Rangers wait on SPFL response

Dundee United and Scotland striker Lawrence Shankland. Picture: SNSDundee United and Scotland striker Lawrence Shankland. Picture: SNS
Dundee United and Scotland striker Lawrence Shankland. Picture: SNS

Rangers are waiting on a response from the SPFL prior to today’s board meeting after tabling a resolution that would see clubs receive prize money early without the season being concluded. (Daily Record)

SPFL vote hangs in the balance

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A number of undecided clubs will determine whether the 2019/20 SPFL season is concluded early with the final vote expected to be incredibly tight. (Daily Record)

VAR trial suspended

A trial run of VAR in Scottish football involving Aberdeen, Celtic, Hearts and Hibs was scuppered by the coronavirus lockdown. (Evening News)

Football suspended until June

The suspension of all football in Scotland has been extended until June 10 after football authorities were advised that restrictions on public gatherings of more than two people due to the coronavirus pandemic will not be lifted for at least another 13 weeks. (Evening News)

Hearts will deal with relegation

Hearts owner Ann Budge says she will not fight relegation “till the death” in an apparent softening of her stance on the vexed issue of ending the season early. (The Scotsman)

- Moving to shutdown persistent rumours that her club are teetering on the brink thanks to the coronavirus crisis, Ann Budge has insisted that “Hearts will survive”. (The Scotsman)

Livingston support ending season

Livingston have revealed that they will support a Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) resolution that could result in a premature conclusion to the Scottish Premiership. (The Scotsman)



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