Critics have 'agenda' against Steven Gerrard, Rangers receive cash boost from transfer deal, Chelsea looking into buying Scottish club, Scotland play-off clash may be postponed - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Sunday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Gerrard has Rangers board backing

Steven Gerrard says he has been given backing from the Rangers board in the face of the on-field crisis that has enveloped his team. (The Scotsman)

- Robbie Fowler, a former Liverpool team-mate of Gerrard, insists some critics have an “agenda” against the Rangers manager. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard. Picture: SNSRangers manager Steven Gerrard. Picture: SNS
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard. Picture: SNS

Rangers receive Gilmour cash

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Rangers received £250,000 from Chelsea after Billy Gilmour made his first-team debut for the Stamford Bridge and will get the same amount once he reaches 10 appearances. The sell-on clause in the deal that took the youngster down south is also understood to be 15 per cent. (Sunday Post)

Griffiths sends Clarke message

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths was in no doubt that he delivered Scotland manager Steve Clarke “a big message” with his hat-trick in the 5-0 win over St Mirren. (The Scotsman)

- Griffiths says he “was born” to play and score at Ibrox. The attacker insists he thrives under the pressure of playing at a ground where the home fans hate him. (Scottish Sun)

Chelsea looking into buying Scottish club

Chelsea are looking into the possibility of buying a Scottish club in order to get around new strict Fifa rules designed to stop teams stockpiling players. (Scottish Sun)

Israel may ask for postponement

Israel are considering contacting Uefa to ask for a postponement of their Euro 2020 play-off with Scotland as quarantine rules in the country in reaction to the coronavirus will impact their preparations. (Scottish Sun)

Stendel focuses on positives

Hearts manager Daniel Stendel lamented the loss of another soft goal against Motherwell but insisted his team have had a very positive week. (Evening News)

Robinson bemoans penalty non-call

Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson lamented the lack of penalty decision and a “world class” save from Zdenek Zlamal in the 1-1 draw with Hearts. (Evening News)

Ross: Red was turning point

Jack Ross insisted he had no arguments with the two yellow cards shown to Steven Whittaker for fouls on Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson but admitted it was the turning point in a match in which Hibs had taken the lead. (Evening News)



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