The Rumour Mill: Tuesday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Kris Commons could be set for a shock recall to the Scotland squad
Kris Commons could be set for a shock recall to the Scotland squad
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Kris Commons set for shock Scotland recall, Rangers boss Ally McCoist backed by Green and Hibs star sidelined with broken jaw.

Commons could be set for shock Scotland return

Kris Commons could be recalled to the Scotland squad today if Norwich City’s Robert Snodgrass fails a fitness test on an ankle injury.

Assistant boss Peter Houston said the Celtic midfielder is “one of the names” under consideration should Snodgrass fail to respond to treatment. (Scotsman)

Ally McCoist given full backing by Green

Rangers chief executive Charles Green has given his full backing to Rangers manager Ally McCoist following a shock 1 - 0 to Stirling Albion.

Green said: “Ally has 100 per cent backing”. (Scotsman)

Hibs star has jaw broken

Hibernian midfielder Gary Deegan has been sidelined for several weeks after being struck on the face during an incident in Edinburgh’s George Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Deegan was out celebrating his side’s 3 - 0 win over Dundee with his team mates. (Scotsman)

Brown eyes appearances in both qualifiers

Scotland midfielder Scott Brown is optimistic that he will be fit to face Wales on Friday and has not ruled out appearing against Belgium next Tuesday.

Brown sat out Celtic’s 1 - 0 victory over Hearts at the weekend to rest his ongoing hip problem. (Express)

Belgium dealt injury blow

Belgium will have to manage without £13m rated Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku after he was ruled out of his side’s matches against Serbia and Scotland due to injury.

The striker, who is currently on loan to West Brom, has been replaced by uncapped Gent forward Llombe Mboyo. (Express)


• A limited number of tickets for Scotland’s match against Belgium will go on sale at 10am this morning

• Dundee United’s Gary Mackay- Steven is expected to be out longer than the initial six weeks predicted due to his knee injury taking longer to improve

• Falkirk trialist Robbie Neilson is out for six weeks after suffering a cheekbone fracture against Dunfermline

• Hamilton striker Jon McShane has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury