Celtic star could make shock return to Scotland squad, Rangers ace set for spell on sidelines, Hearts eyeing new centre-back, Scott McKenna could've played last Aberdeen game - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Tuesday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Lennon: I’d give Edouard five-year deal immediately

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has said he’d give top scorer Odsonne Edouard a new five-year deal tomorrow if he could. (The Scotsman)

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Jozo ‘not to blame’

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon. Picture: SNS

Neil Lennon insists he doesn’t blame Jozo Simunovic for Celtic’s exit from Europe, saying the centre-back has and will be absent from the team due to a knee problem. (The Scotsman)

Gordon could return to Scotland

Craig Gordon could make a shock return to the Scotland squad with manager Steve Clarke facing a goalkeeping crisis. The national team boss has a lack of options behind regulars David Marshall and Jon McLaughlin. (Scottish Sun)

Two to miss Accies clash

Rangers will be without both Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield for their midweek meeting with Hamilton Accies, with the latter expected to be on the sidelines for a few weeks. (Scottish Sun)

Souttar requires surgery

John Souttar is expected to need surgery on his Achilles once results of a scan are received, according to the Hearts manager Daniel Stendel. (The Scotsman)

Stendel defends training method

Daniel Stendel insists Hearts’ use of ropes and goggles in training is not unusual or bizarre. The German manager utilised the equipment to improve defensive shape and tactics, and was rewarded with a Scottish Cup victory over Rangers on Saturday. (Evening News)

Hearts eye centre-back

Hearts have looked into signing a free-agent defender following John Souttar’s season-ending Achilles injury. (Evening News)

Clare wants to stay unbeaten

Sean Clare is undefeated as a Hearts player at Easter Road and fully intends continuing the trend in tonight’s Edinburgh derby against Hibs. (The Scotsman)

Hibs boss on Murrayfield debate

Hibs head coach Jack Ross admitted he was “relaxed” as to where the Scottish Cup semi-final with capital rivals Hearts will be played - but insisted Hampden still holds that allure for players and managers alike. (Evening News)

McKenna could’ve played last Aberdeen game

Scott McKenna could’ve played his last game for Aberdeen after the centre-back was ruled out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury. (Scottish Sun)

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