Hearts squad to reject wage cut proposal, Scottish football legend survives coronavirus, charity reveals terrifying mental health impact on SPFL stars - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Thursday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Hearts stars ask for deferral

The majority of Hearts’ first-team squad are set to reject the club’s proposals of a 50 per cent wage cut, though they are prepared to accept a deferral of wages to help the club survive. (Scottish Sun)

Mental health charity reveals startling impact

The Hearts squad in training earlier this month. Picture: SNSThe Hearts squad in training earlier this month. Picture: SNS
The Hearts squad in training earlier this month. Picture: SNS

Back Onside, a mental health charity, has revealed that four Scottish footballers have said they’ve considered taking their own life in the past week as the emotional toll of the coronavirus begins to weigh heavily. (Daily Record)

Season cancellation

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The likelihood of the Scottish Professional Football League calling time on its 2019-20 season because of the coronavirus pandemic is intensifying amid growing pessimism over the prospect of fixtures being resumed before Uefa’s 30 June deadline. (The Scotsman)

Tavernier sends message

James Tavernier has sent a message of support to the Rangers fanbase amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (The Scotsman)

Henderson warning

Former Celtic and Hibs midfielder Liam Henderson has warned the UK population to listen to intructions regarding social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 23-year-old is now in his third season in Italian football. (The Scotsman)

Stendel will continue to fight

Daniel Stendel admits Hearts’ current malaise may have been years in the making – but insisted he will fight until the bitter end to avoid relegation. (Evening News)

Inverness ask for wage cut

Inverness CT have asked all staff to take a 20 per cent wage cut and defer bonuses until the end of the season as they fight the cost of the coronavirus pandemic. (Daily Record)

Former Scottish football star survived coronavirus

Morton legend Andy Ritchie has revealed he badly suffered the effects of the coronavirus as the 64-year-old spent two weeks bed-ridden. (Scottish Sun)



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