Rangers turned down chance to sign former EPL star, Celtic ace provides injury update, Rangers attacker 'turned down English sides for Ibrox', Hearts receive Naismith blow - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Monday's Scottish football news and gossip.


Stories on Celtic, Rangers, Hearts, Hibs, Partick Thistle and Ayr United.

Rangers turned down the chance to sign former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby after the player was offered to the Light Blues before signing with Blackburn Rovers. (Football Insider)

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Uche Ikpeazu today implored Hearts players to do more for manager Craig Levein after an inspiring Edinburgh derby win at Easter Road. (Evening News)
Under-fire Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom has claimed he is still the man to dig the capital club out of trouble after a derby day defeat by Hearts brought protests outside Easter Road. (Evening News)
Neil Lennon has backed the innovation of yellow cards for managers but feels the caution he received during Celtics 3-1 win over Kilmarnock was harsh. (The Scotsman)
Hearts boss Craig Levein revealed Steven Naismith won't feature against Aberdeen in the Betfred Cup quarter-final on Wednesday. (Evening News)
Steven Davis insists he cleared Murray Davidson's attempt off the line during his side's 4-0 win over St Johnstone, while the midfielder has also been backed in his version of events by Rangers boss Steven Gerrard. (Scottish Sun)
Christopher Jullien has assured Celtic fans that he's "all good" after being forced off with a hamstring complaint against Kilmarnock. (Daily Record)
Ian McCall is set to be the new manager of Partick Thistle after agreeing to become Gary Caldwell's replacement at the Firhill club. (Scottish Sun)
Brandon Barker has revealed he turned down moves from "three or four" English Championship sides in order to sign for Rangers. (Evening News)