Stuart McCall issues SOS to Kris Boyd
Stuart McCall is ready to ask Kris Boyd to salvage Rangers’ bid to return to the top flight of Scottish football tomorrow.
Left reeling by his team’s 3-1 defeat at Ibrox in the first leg of the Premiership play-off final on Thursday night, McCall will make several changes to his line-up as he attempts to overturn the deficit at Fir Park. (Scotsman)
Celtic send scouts to watch Montpellier winger
Celtic manager Ronny Deila has sent scouts to watch Montpellier winger Anthony Mounier on a number of occasions this season, and will now consider a summer move for the Frenchman. (Sun)
Celtic on alert as Danny Wilson leaves Hearts
Celtic target Danny Wilson has left Hearts after activating a clause in his contract.
The former Liverpool centre-half left Rangers in July 2010 to join the Reds for £2m but returned to Scotland to play for the Jambos in a free transfer in June 2013 after a successful six-month loan. (SKY)
Celtic consider move for Iranian winger
Celtic and Norwich City are competing for the signature of NEC Nijmegen’s 21-year-old Iranian winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh.
The Iranian scored thirteen goals and had eighteen assists in thirty-one games for the Jupiler League side. Mainly deployed on the right-hand side of midfield, Jahanbakhsh is also equally adept on the left or through the middle. With his contract expiring in summer 2016, NEC are likely to cash in this season or risk losing him for nothing next season. (Various)
Motherwell to go ‘all out’ against Rangers
Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough says his side will go all out to finish the job when his side take on Rangers tomorrow.
The Lanarkshire side have a 3 - 1 aggregate lead over the Ibrox side with the Steelmen keen to gain an early goal to kill off the tie. (Express)
Dundee offer Martin Boyle a new contract
Dundee have offered Martin Boyle the chance to resurrect his Dens Park career.
The midfielder’s days in dark blue looked to be over when he was allowed to go out on loan to Hibs.
However, following some glowing reports from Hibees boss Alan Stubbs, Dundee gaffer Paul Hartley has decided Boyle merits another contract and has offered the former Montrose man a new 12-month deal. (Dundee Evening Telegraph)
Celtic urged to lower Pukki asking price
Pukki has spent the season on loan with the Danish team, but sporting director Per Rud has confirmed that they will not be signing him permanently until Celtic lower their asking price.
Rud said: “The price that has been set, we won’t pay. So the ball is back with them [Celtic]. Now they either go down with their price or they don’t. If they do not, then there will be no Pukki and we’re willing to accept that.” (Various)
Truth ‘will come out’ over Dundee derby ‘bite-gate’
Dundee director John Nelms has faith ‘the truth will out’ when it comes to Dundee derby ‘bite-gate’.
He has refuted claims that midfielder Jim McAlister is a racist.
His vehement defence of his midfielder comes after reports that a source close to Dundee United accused McAlister of aiming racist remarks at Tangerines striker Nadir Ciftci.
Nelms just doesn’t believe the 29-year-old has it in his character to do such a thing.
“Given Jimmy’s character I don’t think that’s something he would say,” said Nelms in McAlister’s favour. (Dundee Evening Telegraph)
Scott Fox becomes Ross County’s second summer signing
Ross County boss Jim McIntyre has made his second summer signing after snapping up Partick Thistle goalkeeper Scott Fox.
The 27-year-old turned down a new Firhill contract earlier this month after announcing he wanted to “push for a higher level” as he chases a Scotland call-up. (SKY)
- Dundee are edging closer to signing goalie David Mitchell from Stranraer.
- Celtic have given new contracts to youth players Luke Donnelly and Conor McManus who played a major role in Celtic’s 5 - 2 win over Rangers in the SFA Youth Cup