Rumour Mill: '˜Boycott' Sky Sports | Caixinha cuts summer break | TV star wants club to sign Celtic hero

Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys believes Scottish clubs should '˜boycott' the channel, Pedro Caixinha has cut the Rangers squad's summer break, and James Corden wants his club West Ham to sign Celtic star Stuart Armstrong.

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha issues instructions as he takes training. Picture: SNS

‘Boycott’ Sky Sports

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Richard Keys believes the best way for Scottish football to get a fair deal from Sky Sports is to boycott the channel. The former presenter claims our national game is being unfairly treated by the broadcaster and calls on armchair supporters to cancel their subscriptions in order to make SKy sit up and take notice. (Daily Record)

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha issues instructions as he takes training. Picture: SNS

- Keys also revealed how Sky Sports employees were instructed to “shut down” Scottish football in 2002 when SPL clubs decided against renewing the contract for TV rights on Sky’s terms. (Daily Record)

There goes the summer

The Rangers first-team squad may receive just 10 days of rest if the Ibrox club make it to the Scottish Cup final. Manager Pedro Caixinha is looking to cut the summer break, asking the players back for 7 June, so they can be fully prepared for their Europa League campaign. This year’s Scottish Cup final takes place on 27 May. (The Herald)

TV personality wants Armstrong

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha issues instructions as he takes training. Picture: SNS

Actor and TV host James Corden wants his beloved West Ham United to snap up Celtic star Stuart Armstrong. The dynamic midfielder has been in terrific form for Celtic since November and won his first Scotland cap last Sunday. Corden responded to a video of Armstrong on Twitter, showing the player’s highlights, by saying “I would love West Ham to sign this player”. (Daily Record)