LiveScottish football LIVE: James Tavernier dubbed 'one of the best in Europe', Neil Lennon told to 'take the blinkers off', manager has say on Celtic and Rangers target

The latest stories in Scottish football on Tuesday, December 15

Rangers right-back James Tavernier. Picture: SNS

Stay with us as we bring you the latest Scottish football stories as they happen on a crisp day in mid-December with our clubs gearing up for a hectic festive period.

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While Celtic and Rangers may be done with European action for 2020, the latter is back in midweek action once again with their trip to St Mirren in the Betfred Cup. It remains to be seen whether Rangers will have Alfredo Morelos available for tomorrow night’s clash with the SFA compliance officer studying footage of the controversial incident involving Dundee United defender Mark Connolly during the 2-1 victory for Steven Gerrard’s men at Tannadice on the weekend.

Before that there are two games taking place tonight with Hibs travelling to Alloa, who dumped out rivals Hearts, and Dunfermline hosting St Johnstone. Livingston host Ross County in the other quarter-final encounter.

Scottish football LIVE: Tuesday, December 15

Last updated: Tuesday, 15 December, 2020, 10:15

Tav ‘one of the best in Europe’

St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin believes James Tavernier is “one of the best right-backs in Europe” as he warned his players about conceding a free-kick anywhere in the free-scoring defender’s range. (Scottish Sun)

Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Ryan Jack will remain out of tomorrow night’s Betfred Cup quarter-final clash with St Mirren.  The midfielder hasn’t featured since the 4-0 win over Aberdeen in November. (Scottish Sun)

Lennon told to ‘take the blinkers off’

Charlie Nicholas has said Celtic boss Neil Lennon must “take the blinkers off” when it comes to Scott Brown, insisting the club captain cannot start the Scottish Cup final against Hearts. However, Nicholas says the skipper should still be given the chance to lift the trophy if the Hoops win. 

Murray on Celtic, Rangers interest

Airdrie boss Ian Murray insists the best thing for Thomas Robert’s development is to remain at the League One club amid interest from Celtic and Rangers. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has intimated that out-of-favour right-back Ronald Hernandez will be sold in the January window. The January signing, who the Dons reported paid around £800,000 for, has played just four times so far. (The Scotsman)

McCoist refutes ‘quit’ narrative

Ally McCoist insists he didn’t resign as manager of Rangers on the sixth anniversary of the Ibrox legend being placed on gardening leave during the 2014/15 Scottish Championship season. (Daily Record)

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