Rumour Mill: Rangers season tickets | Teemu Pukki

Talks have stalled on between Rangers and supporters groups over guarantees over Ibrox, Freiburg consider move for Teemu Pukki and Tim Clancy to miss cup final.

Teemu Pukki. Picture:SNS
Teemu Pukki. Picture:SNS

Talks between Rangers and fans groups stall

Meetings between Rangers and fans groups the Sons if Struth and the Union of Fans have stalled after the two met to discuss guaranteeing that club assets Ibrox and Murray Park would not be sold to raise finance.

The club is reported to have only sold 5,000 season tickets for next season meaning it could face a cash crisis in the close season.

The Sons of Struth said no agreement had yet been reached and they could not therefore endorse fans buying season tickets.

The deadline for season ticket renewals at Ibrox passes today. (Record)

German outfit targeting Pukki

Bundesliga side Freiburg say they are interested in signing Celtic flop Teemu Pukki who joined the Parkhead club for £2.3m from Schalke in the summer.

He has scored only 7 goals in 36 appearances. (Sun)

Tim Clancy to miss cup final

St Johnstone defender Tim Clancy will miss tomorrow’s Scottish Cup final at Celtic Park after rupturing his Achilles tendon during training. Clancy also missed last year’s cup final with Hibs due to a groin injury. (Express)

Axed Hearts boss leaves on a high

Gary Locke says his manager of the month award means that he leaves Tynecastle on a high after being sacked by new owner Ann Budge.

Locke makes way for former Scotland manager Craig Levein who has been appointed director of football.

Locke says one of his biggest regrets was not saying farewell to his players following his dismissal. (Scotsman)

• Gary Locke says he is open to offers and ready to go straight back into management adding that he is “ready for anything” following an eventful year at Tynecastle

Jackie McNamara to name cup final team

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara will name his team for the Scottish Cup final against St Johnstone today because he does not want his players to suffer the wait.

McNamara was famously benched by then gaffer Martin O’Neil for a final against Hibs 13 years ago. (Scotsman)

Thompson names as St Mirren captain

New St Mirren manager Tommy Craig has made his first decision as boss and appointed Steven Thompson as the new captain of the Paisley club. He will take over from current skipper Jim Goodwin. (Sun)


• Newly-promoted Dundee have signed teenage defender Cammy Kerr on a new two-year deal

• Russell Anderson has signed a new one year deal with Aberdeen

• Celtic coach Danny McGrain is recovering after suffering from a minor heart attack

• Michael Fraser, Alex Cooper and Gary Glen have been released by Ross County

• Manchester United’s pay off for former manager David Moyes is expected to run into the millions