Rangers badge firm slammed for 'moronic' Jimmy Bell/Neil Lennon design, former Ibrox man claims two Celtic stars 'want out', Hearts part ways with defender, Mark Warburton backs Rangers for title - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Thursday’s Scottish football news and gossip
Rangers kit man Jimmy Bell. PIcture: SNSRangers kit man Jimmy Bell. PIcture: SNS
Rangers kit man Jimmy Bell. PIcture: SNS

Warburton backs Rangers

Former Rangers boss Mark Warburton has backed his old club to win at Celtic Park this weekend and go on to finally lift the Scottish Premiership title once again. (Scottish Sun)

Campaigners slam ‘moronic’ pin badge

Anti-sectarianism charity Nil By Mouth have heavily criticised a firm called Teddy Bears Pins for creating a design that depicts Rangers kitman Jimmy Bell lifting up the severed head of Neil Lennon. (Scottish Sun)

Adam claims Celtic ‘grumblings’

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Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam claims there are ‘grumblings’ in the Celtic camp and named two players in Kristoffer Ajer and Nir Bitton who he says want out of Parkhead. (Scottish Sun)

Clarke: Scotland are ready

Steve Clarke believes Scotland are as ready as they can be prior to next month’s play-off final against Serbia. The Scotland manager watched his side extend their unbeaten run to eight games with the 1-0 win over Czech Republic that puts Scotland four points clear in Group B2 with two games left to play. (The Scotsman)

Captain McGinn

John McGinn says he’ll ‘never forget’ captaining Scotland for the first time after the Aston Villa midfielder took the armband from the suspended Andrew Robertson and led Scotland to victory at Hampden. (The Scotsman)

Neilson on Wighton

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson believes he can convert Craig Wighton into an out-and-out lone striker. The former Dundee youngster opened his Tynecastle account with a hat-trick against Raith Rovers and has pushed himself into first-team contention with his displays in the Betfred Cup. (Evening News)

Garuccio leaves Hearts

Hearts have announced the departure of defender Ban Garrucio by mutual consent. The Australian left-back had fallen out of the first team picture under Robbie Neilson having been left out of the squad for the Betfred Cup matches following the arrival of Stephen Kingsley. (Evening News)



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