Rumour Mill: English clubs eye Mulgrew | Rangers ‘could have strongest fan group in UK’ | McInnes not surprised by Deila criticism

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew has yet to be offered a new deal that would keep him at Parkhead. Picture: SNS
Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew has yet to be offered a new deal that would keep him at Parkhead. Picture: SNS
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TWO English clubs are ready to offer Celtic’s Charlie Mulgrew a contract, with a view to signing the midfielder at the end of the season.

Mulgrew linked with transfer

Bournemouth and Blackburn Rovers are ready to offer Charlie Mulgrew a contract if the player decides he does not have a future at Celtic Park.

The 29-year-old has yet to be offered a new deal by Celtic boss Ronny Deila. (Scottish Sun)

Gough pleas for unity

Richard Gough has vowed to help unite Rangers fans into the strongest supporters group in British football.

The Ibrox legend has revealed he is standing for election to the board of Rangers First in a bid to create of a single body of supporter activism. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock to interview Graham Alexander for manager’s role

Kilmarnock are to speak to former Scotland defender Graham Alexander about the vacant manager’s position at Rugby Park.

Alexander, 44, is currently without a club having been sacked by Fleetwood Town last September despite guiding them to promotion to League 1 in 2014. (Scotsman)

McInnes not surprised at criticism of Deila

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes admits he is not surprised by the level of criticism being directed at Celtic counterpart Ronny Deila - insisting ‘it’s the nature of the job’.

Recent back-to-back defeats to Ross County and the Dons have piled the pressure on Deila. (Daily Record)

Hamilton chief hits back in turf war

Hamilton chairman Les Gray has hit back at PFA Scotland boss Fraser Wishart in a row over the plastic pitch at New Douglas Park.

Gray has accused Wishart of factual inaccuracies in his claims over plastic pitches.

He has already spoken to SPFL chairman Ralph Topping to demand that all grass surfaces be subject to the same stringent tests he carries out at New Douglas Park. (Scottish Sun)

Foderingham welcomes challenge for Rangers No.1 jersey

Wes Foderingham believes competition for places in the Rangers team is healthy.

The 25-year-old has played in all 32 of the Ibrox club’s competitive matches during the 2015/16 campaign and has firmly established himself as their No.1 keeper.

But Cammy Bell is available for selection again after returning to full fitness following knee surgery and Maciej Gostomski has arrived from Poland. (Evening Times)