SCOTLAND suffer setback in their preparation for Germany with nightmare journey home from Georgia; Scotland captain Scott Brown is heavily criticised by Celtic fans on Twitter; Mark Warburton is prepared to start splashing the cash; plus more news and gossip in Sunday’s Rumour Mill
Scotland squad suffer travel setback ahead of Germany match
SCOTLAND could have further damaged their chances against Germany after a nightmare journey home from Georgia.
To add to their woes, a delayed charter flight from Amsterdam held the squad up at Tbilisi airport for eight hours.
Outwith their control, the overnight energy-sapping journey will no doubt have made an impact on the players, further held up at Glasgow airport to meet with sponsors and the media. (Various)
- Scotland manager Gordon Strachan insists the squad’s Euro dream could still come true if they manage to get a point from their clash with Germany on Tuesday. (Various)
Mark Warburton determined to do big business
RANGERS boss Mark Warburton is reportedly determined to ‘wheel and deal’ during his tenure at Ibrox after seeing Celtic rake in £9 million profit on Virgil van Dijk.
Warburton chose not to spend on the last day of the transfer window and has said he will re-assess his squad in January instead.
He also hinted that when he does spend, it will be on a player he can develop and increase in value like he did with players Moses Odubajo, Andre Gray and Stuart Dallas at Brentford. (Sunday Mail)
Celtic fans vent anger towards Scott Brown on Twitter
CELTIC fans have taken to Twitter to vent their rage against Celtic star Scott Brown following Scotland’s defeat to Georgia on Friday.
The Celtic and Scotland captain was heavily criticised for his performance, with some saying that he is suffering a lull in form following Celtic’s failure in the Champions League qualifiers. (HITC)
Kenny Miller eyes a new Ibrox deal
RANGERS striker Kenny Miller is reportedly seeking a new Ibrox deal - so he can spearhead the campaign for silverware in the Premiership next season.
The 35-year-old Ibrox veteran has come alive following the arrival of new manager Mark Warburton.
In his last year of his contract, Miller has hinted that he would prefer to stay at Ibrox if they move up to the top flight. (Sunday Mail)
Rangers odds-on for record season
RANGERS have been priced at just 4/1 to enjoy an unbeaten Championship season after they made it nine wins from nine games.
Their 5 - 0 victory over Raith Rovers extended their lead and their advantage in the Championship title race. (Evening Times)
Boyata needs to learn to lead
Ex-Celtic star Tom Boyd has advised Dedyrkc Boyata that he must iron out his passing problems if he is to lead Celtic’s backline.
Virgil van Dijk’s exit from the club has left manager Ronny Deila relying on fresh faces.
Boyd insists Boyata must step up and be counted. (Sunday Mail)
Andy Robertson: Stand by Jackie McNamara
Former Dundee United star Andy Robertson has called for fans to rally behind under-fire boss Jackie McNamara.
The Tannadice outfit have made their worst start in 12 seasons. They have won just 15 points from a possible 63 since tensions arose in January over revelations that McNamara gets a cut from transfer fees. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)