Rangers signing will improve 'all of Scottish football', SPFL clubs warned to accept reconstruction, ex-Ibrox star warns Celtic 'all of Scottish football' will be out to stop them - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Thursday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Rangers have completed the signing of Ianis Hagi. Picture: SNS
Rangers have completed the signing of Ianis Hagi. Picture: SNS

Hagi backed to handle Rangers demands

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard believes Ianis Hagi will be ready to handle the intense demands placed on his squad to win silverware next season after confirming his permanent move to the Ibrox club. (The Scotsman)

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- All of Scottish football will benefit from the signing of Hagi, according to former Rangers defender Dorin Goian. (Scottish Sun)

Clubs discuss Budge’s reconstruction plan

Ann Budge’s 14-14-14 set-up, which she proposes would stay in place for the next two seasons, was considered at an SPFL board meeting 
yesterday. The board agreed to put it forward to divisional meetings of all 42 member clubs, starting with the current 12-team top flight. (The Scotsman)

- SPFL chief Neil Doncaster will hammer home the message that Scottish clubs need to agree on a reconstruction plan or face the prospect of financial ruin for professional football in this country. (Daily Record)

Amoruso warning for Celtic

Former Rangers captain Lorenzo Amoruso has warned Celtic that every single club will be out to stop them winning ten-in-a-row when football resumes next season. (Daily Record)

Rovers do the right thing

Raith Rovers have chosen to re-sign all out-of-contract players until the end of July. The extensions, which cover most of their squad, will allow players to keep receiving 80 per cent of their wages from the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. (The Scotsman)

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Stevenson warning on closed-door games

As a veteran of Easter Road building work, Lewis Stevenson knows what it is like to play in front of wide open expanses. Which is why the Hibs full-back is reserving his sympathies for the fans who he says will be hit the hardest by the behind closed doors policy being explored by the SPFL in a bid to kick-start the game. (Evening News)

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