Rumour Mill: Rotherham linked with Stokes | Sammon to join Hearts | Taylor in Rangers talks

Rotherham keen on signing Anthony Stokes, Conor Sammon set to sign for Hearts and Steven Taylor in talks with Rangers.

Anthony Stokes is a target for Rotherham. Picture: Neil Hanna

Rotherham linked with Anthony Stokes

Rotherham are ready to launch a bid for Anthony Stokes as new manager Alan Stubbs targets a reunion with the Celtic striker, according to a report.

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Stubbs had the 27-year-old Irishman on loan from the Parkhead side in his last managerial post at Hibernian. (Various)

Sammon set to join Hearts

Conor Sammon has agreed a three-year contract with Hearts as the striker prepares to leave Derby County.

The 29-year-old Irishman is expected to formally sign for the Scottish Premiership club next week on his return from holiday. (BBC)

Steven Taylor heads north for signing talks with Rangers

Steven Taylor, the former Newcastle United defender who recently left St James’ Park after a 13-year stint, is expected in Glasgow this morning to hold signing talks with Rangers. (Scotsman)

Celtic in talks with Liverpool defender

Celtic are looking to sign Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom with talks ongoing over the weekend. The 23 year-old is valued at around £3m and was handed his first team debut by new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during his time at Liverpool. (Mail)

Players to blame for McCoist failure at Rangers - Daly

Former Rangers striker Jon Daly last night insisted Ally McCoist should not be judged on his record at Rangers because he was badly let down by the players.

The Irishman was signed for Rangers by McCoist and the current Hearts under-20 coach sees no reason why the 53-year-old would not be successful elsewhere. (Herald)

Snodgrass backs Gordon Strachan

Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass has urged supporters to judge Gordon Strachan on their Russia 2018 qualifying campaign.

Strachan has come in for scathing criticism from some members of the Tartan Army following the disappointing friendly defeats to Euro 2016 finalists Italy and France.

Scotland lost 3 - 0 to France and 1 - 0 to Italy. (Herald)

Warnock backs Barton to be a success at Rangers

Former Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock insists new Rangers recruit Joey Barton can set Scottish football alight as long as the midfielder manages to keep his cool.

Warnock witnessed the 33-year-old’s fiery temperament working together at Loftus Road although the England cap avoided a red card last season for the first time in five campaigns as he helped Burnley clinch the Championship title. (Deadline)

Mulgrew keen to stay at Celtic

Charlie Mulgrew says he wants to stay at Celtic, with his future currently hanging in the balance.

Mulgrew’s contract at Celtic is due to expire in the coming weeks, with Bournemouth one of the clubs to have been linked with the Scotland international. (BBC)

McGinn surprised by Stubbs departure

John McGinn was left shocked and disappointed that Alan Stubbs decided to leave Hibernian just days after leading the club to Scottish Cup glory.

But the midfielder praised Stubbs, who has joined Rotherham United, for his work as Hibs manager and the impact he had on his own development. (BBC)