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Leigh Griffiths in future talks, Derek Adams in PFA snub, Dundee “cheated out of SPL”, and more
Leigh Griffiths to talk future
Leigh Griffiths is to meet with Wolves boss Dean Saunders to discuss his future, as the Scottish Cup Final looks to be his last in a Hibs shirt.
The on-loan star has scored 27 goals this season to win the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award, but is rumoured to be part of Wolves’ plans for next season.
The boyhood Hibs fan said: “I don’t know what those talks hold but I know I will go down there and return in high spirits.
“The manager will want to bring in his own players and if I am part of his plans then great but if not then obviously I will need to see what happens.
“I will come back up here and I will have some important games to play for Hibs.” (Scotsman.com)
Bell backs refs in call-off
Kilmarnock keeper Cammy Bell says the referee was right to halt yesterday’s match between Hibs and Kilmarnock after a fan took ill and later died.
The match was stopped to allow medical treatment and give the ambulance access via the pitch.
Bell said: “The ref made the right decision as you could not pay attention to the match when a fan is receiving potential life-saving treatment at the side of the pitch. It is very difficult and it is a sad day for Kilmarnock. Our thoughts go out to the family of the fan.”
Celtic eye Tonev
Celtic have sent a scout to watch summer target Aleksandar Tonev in Poland at the weekend.
The young Bulgarian star has attracted a lot of attention with his antics at Lech Poznan, and Celtic will be competing with several high-profile clubs to sign him at the end of this season.
The 23-year-old is thought to be worth around £2m, but he is focussing on finishing the season before making any decision. (Various)
Adams anger at PFA snub
Ross County boss Derek Adams has hit out after being snubbed by last night’s PFA Scotland awards, as Queen of the South chief Allan Johnston won Manager of the Year.
Adams says he wasn’t asked to the ceremony despite winning the award himself last year, prompting to ask why.
“I’ve not had any explanation from the PFA. I thought I would have been invited.
“I think the manager who won it the season before should maybe present the award to the new winner.
“Maybe they have a different idea, but I’m not worried about it. It saved me a three-hour journey.” (The Sun)
Dundee ‘Cheated’ out of SPL
Dundee manager John Brown was typically vocal as his team came to terms with relegation, saying that the penalty given to Aberdeen during yesterday’s draw was the worst decision he has ever seen.
Referee Alan Muir gave Aberdeen a penalty for Lewis Toshney’s challenge on Peter Pawlett, one which the Dons converted to leave the score 1-1.
“That decision has taken us down and it is a disgrace. The worst I have ever seen.”
He added: “That was 100% not a penalty and it has taken us down.” (Various)