Rumour Mill: 10-in-a-row | Dave King | Derek McInnes
Stopping 10 in-a-row not our priority - McCoist
Rangers manager Ally McCoist said Rangers have more to worry about than stopping Celtic winning 10 in-a-row yesterday as he also side-stepped questions on Dave King’s moves to force boardroom changes at Ibrox.
He said: “Do we have more to worry about than a statistic? Yes but I don’t want to use it flippantly, as if I’m not doing my job. Of course I don’t want Celtic to go to 10, it would be crazy to say that. But at the same time I think our club has far more important issues coming up.”
Dave King hits out at Graham Wallace
Former Rangers director Dave King has criticised claims by Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace that the threat by the club’s support to withhold season ticket money has destablised the club.
King said the comment were an insult to supporters. (Scotland on Sunday)
• The SPFL have voiced concern that the threat from Rangers supporters to withhold season ticket money could derail attempts at a new TV deal. The league say they have been inundated with offers particularly focused on the Championship with Rangers and Hearts set to fight it out for the top spot. (Sunday Post)
Derek McInnes to be offered new Aberdeen deal
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is to be offered a new longer term contract after guiding the Pittodrie side to a league cup final and into the Scottish Cup quarter finals in only his first few months of the job (Sunday Post)
Quinn pays tribute to McCann for changing Celtic
Former Celtic chairman Brian Quinn last night paid tribute to Fergus McCann for helping to change the face of Celtic Football Club forever.
Quinn says McCann says that his work against bigotry and reintroducing the charity element to the Parkhead club should be remembered alongside the money he initially put in. (Sunday Post)
Celtic planning for Champions League
Celtic manager Neil Lennon will spend the next four weeks scouring Europe and
beyond for new talent to add to his squad as he prepares for another crack
at the Champions League.
His side faced a tough group last year in their group picking up only one win
and suffering five defeats. (Express)
Steven Fletcher urged to step up to striker role
Scotland assistant boss Mark McGhee has urged Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher to become the driving force of the national side’s attack and fire Gordon Strachan’s side through the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. (Express)
• Scotland are set to take on Nigeria in a friendly at Fulham’s Craven Cottage in May
East Stirlingshire youth “racially abused”
East Stirlingshire manager John Coughlin said he had substitute Jordan Tapping in yesterday’s 4 - 0 defeat by Peterhead at Balmoor. The 17 year-old was reduced to tears by abuse from a section of the home support crowd who made monkey noises and shouted racial abuse. (Scotland on Sunday)
Lee Griffiths hat-trick earns Scotland call up
Celtic striker Lee Griffiths has been called up to Gordon Strachan’s side for their friendly match against Poland on Wednesday. Strachan watch Celtic’s 5 - 0 demolition of Inverness yesterday in which Griffiths bagged 3 of the Parkhead side’s goals. (Scotland on Sunday)