Rumour Mill: Gordon Strachan | Robert Lewandowski | Tommy Wright

The Scottish FA are keen to hang on to Gordon Strachan, regardless of whether Scotland make Euro 2016. Picture: PA
The Scottish FA are keen to hang on to Gordon Strachan, regardless of whether Scotland make Euro 2016. Picture: PA
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SFA want to keep Gordon Strachan, Robert Lewandowski fears being kicked off the park and Dundee United step up pursuit of Tommy Wright.

SFA want Gordon Strachan to remain in job

Stewart Regan insists the SFA remain fully behind national side manager Gordon Strachan regardless of whether Scotland make it to Euro 2016. (Sun)

Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee insists Gordon Strachan is only focused on getting a result against Poland and not on his long term future should Scotland fail to qualify for Euro 2016.

• Blackburn and Scotland defender Grant Hanley says he is ready to step up the challenge of keeping tabs on Poland’s in-form striker Robert Lewandowski.

• Robert Lewandowski says he expects Scotland to “play aggressively” and they may not “always play by the rules” (Sun)

• Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says he would take a place in the play-offs if he was offered one just now (Sun)

• Poland are on a £100,000 bonus a man if they qualify for Euro 2016 (Record)

St Johnstone warn United off Tommy Wright

Dundee United have been told by St Johnstone that no amount of money will tempt them into releasing manager Tommy Wright from his contract. The Perth club’s chairman Steve Brown is ready to offer his manager a pay rise and contract extension. (Sun)

SPFL to set minimum charge for play-offs

Minimum prices have been set for Scottish football’s top flight play-offs. Championship clubs will not be allowed to charge less than £12 for adults in the opening leg of the two-legged tie and there is an £18 minimum price for the final. (Scotsman)

Aidan Smith: Monsoon and mutiny could poleaxe Poland

OKAY, here’s how we beat Poland: we pray for rain, of the kind that did for their golden generation. We cross our fingers for a repeat of the Okecie Airport Incident and another mutiny en route to Hampden on Thursday. And we hope against hope that Robert Lewandowski, the hottest striker on the planet right now, can be undone by a combination of beer, sex and complacency. (Scotsman)

Warburton 20-1 for Liverpool job

SkyBet have made Mark Warburton sixth favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager after the club relieved him of his services.

The Rangers boss has been given odds of 20/1 to replace Rodgers as the main man at Anfield, following their poor start to the league campaign, with it highly likely Warburton joined the market after a punter asked for a price. (Record)