Rumour Mill: Scotland v Denmark round-up | Warburton still learning | Griffiths needs midfield help

Sviatchenko says tackle could have broken leg, Scotland v Denmark team sheet mix-up and Mark Warburton says he's still learning

Players square up after Liam Bridcutt's tackle on Erik Sviatchenko. Picture: Michael Gillen

Sviatchenko slams Bridcutt tackle

Celtic star Erik Sviatchenko has slammed Scotland’s Liam Bridcutt for a tackle he reckons could have broken his leg and wrecked his dream of a double in his first season at Parkhead.

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Raging Denmark boss Age Hareide also hit out at Bridcutt, insisting the “horrific” lunge could have ended Sviatchenko’s career after the stopper was poleaxed by the sub 10 minutes from the end of Scotland’s 1-0 win in a friendly that threatened to explode at Hampden. (Record)

Gordon Strachan: Denmark were the better side

Gordon Strachan admitted Scotland were second best last night but was still able to draw significant satisfaction from a 1-0 win over Denmark at Hampden. (Scotsman)

- The SFA printed off the wrong teamsheets for yesterday’s match, with John McGinn and Shaun Maloney among the substitutes. (Various)

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Mark Warburton still keen to learn as he closes in on title

Mark Warburton may be just 90 minutes away from winning his first title as a manager but he will leave it to others to assess the progress he has made in his first season at Rangers. (Scotsman)

Celtic midfield must ‘chip in to help out Leigh Griffiths’

He may have collected his first major winners’ medal as a Celtic player last May but Callum McGregor’s joy at the achievement was tinged with more than a little frustration. (Scotsman)

Callum McGregor challenges Aberdeen to prove title mettle

Callum McGregor has challenged Aberdeen to prove their mettle in the title race this weekend as Celtic seek to tighten their grip at the top of the 
Premiership table. (Scotsman)

Tom Rogic: “best yet to come”

Tom Rogic continued his sparkling recent form by bagging another goal for Australia as the Socceroos battered Harry Redknapp’s Jordan 5-1 - before insisting his best is yet to come.

The Celtic ace played the full 90 minutes for Ange Postecoglu’s men and capped an all-action display with the Aussies’ fourth goal in their World Cup 2018 qualification clash. (Evening Times)

Kilmarnock make two new additions

Kilmarnock have signed defender Miles Addison and winger Alex Henshall to assist their efforts to retain their Scottish Premiership status.

The former England youth internationals have both previously worked under manager Lee Clark at Blackpool. (BBC)

Celtic’s Joe Thomson keen on loan move

Celtic have offered Scotland Under-19 kid Joe Thomson a new contract, but the midfielder has admitted he needs to get some game time soon.

Thomson was part of Scot Gemmill’s squad who bowed out of the Euro Elite Round in Croatia this week after a win against Bulgaria, which followed defeats to Belgium and the hosts. (Evening Times)

Hearts’ Ally Roy signs new deal

Ally Roy has set his sights on regularly gracing the Hearts first-team after penning a new one-year deal.

The 18-year-old has made two appearances for the top-team so far, enjoying back-to-back outings against Livingston and Raith Rovers last season. (Various)

Waghorn injury agony

Martyn Waghorn admits it has been tough to watch on from the stands as Rangers have closed in on the Championship title in recent weeks.

The striker has not played for Mark Warburton’s side since suffering a knee injury in the Scottish Cup win over Kilmarnock last month. (Evening Times)


Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson has picked out Rangers loanee Fraser Aird for praise after seeing the youngster put in another solid display in Saturday’s 1-0 home victory over the Houston Dynamo.