Jason Cummings scouted by Bournemouth and Brighton; ex-scout says he recommended Jamie Vardy to Rangers in 2011 and Scott Brown ‘will lead Scotland into 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign’ says Strachan
Bournemouth join chase for Jason Cummings
BOURNEMOUTH have joined the chase for Hibs striker Jason Cummings, who is attracting interest from clubs south of the Border and in Wales.
Championship leaders Brighton; Cardiff, Fulham and Rotherham have all been scouting the 20-year-old, who has been in fine form for Hibs this season.
The former Hearts youngster has scored 36 goals in 78 appearances for the Easter Road side, including 21 in 42 last season and 13 in 18 so far this campaign. (Sunday Mail)
Jamie Vardy ‘recommended to Rangers’ in 2011
EX-Rangers scout John Brown has revealed that he recommended Jamie Vardy to Rangers when he was still playing for Fleetwood Town.
Vardy, 28, has scored 12 goals in 13 matches for Leicester this season, and has reportedly been watched by representatives from Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Mail on Sunday)
Wednesday target Rhodes
SHEFFIELD Wednesday are preparing a bumper bid for Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes.
Championship rivals Middlesbrough had a bid of £14 million rejected in the summer and the Owls could offer more in a bid to tempt Rhodes away from Blackburn in January. (Sunday People)
Brown ‘will lead Scotland into 2018 WC qualifiers’
GORDON Strachan has insisted Scott Brown will lead Scotland into the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, dismissing doubts over the Celtic skipper’s international future.
Brown himself had hinted at possibly hanging up his boots and has struggled with injuries this season but Strachan remains confident of the midfielder playing on. (Various)
Rogic returns to Celtic for treatment
TOM Rogic has returned to Celtic for treatment after picking up an injury on international duty with Australia.
The midfielder, who has scored five goals in 16 games, sustained a quad injury after coming on as a substitute during the Socceroos’ match with Kyrgyzstan on Thursday. (Various)
Eckersley ‘bemused’ by Hearts U-turn
HIBS defender Adam Eckersley has claimed that Hearts offered him a new contract for helping the club win promotion - and then withdrew the offer in the summer.
Eckersley joined Hibs on a short-term deal and has made the bench in recent weeks after struggling with an injury. (Scotland on Sunday)