Rangers’ losses double as King and Co fork out to ditch Ashley deal
Rangers chairman Dave King and his fellow investors will extend their loan facilities to the club by a further £7.2 million over the next 18 months in order to stave off any threat of another financial crisis. (The Scotsman)
Chris Sutton: Kieran Tierney is Real Madrid’s £30m man
Chris Sutton believes Hoop star Kieran Tierney has what it takes to make it some of Europe’s biggest clubs. The former Celtic ace believes football giants like Real Madrid will be watching him.
Sutton wrote: “I look at the likes of Luke Shaw at Manchester United at £30m and Kyle Walker going to Manchester City for £50m. Tierney at £30m would be a bargain. He’s only 20 and with his attitude he will get even better.
“There’s absolutely no doubt he can cut it at the likes of United, Chelsea or Arsenal but I’d go even further. European teams will be looking at him - including the likes of Real Madrid.” (Daily Record)
Graeme Murty: I’d love a crack at Rangers job full-time
Graeme Murty is ready to accept the challenge of managing Rangers on a permanent basis and does not believe his lack of previous experience in front line senior coaching should count against him. (The Scotsman)
Ryan Jack to make Scotland debut - at right back
Ryan Jack is set to make his Scotland debut at right back, say reports. Interim national coach Malky Mackay is poised to use the Rangers midfielder in defence against the Netherlands at Pittodrie on Thursday. (The Sun)
Managing Rangers is ‘definitely still a big job’, insists Tavernier
James Tavernier believes the Rangers managerial vacancy remains a highly attractive prospect for some of the highest-profile names in British football. (The Scotsman)
Rangers flop Joey Barton slammed as a ‘bufoon’ by ex-Crystal Palace chairman
Simon Jordan has hit out at Rangers flop Joey Barton over his controversial comments about David Unsworth.
The ex-Crystal Palace chairman wasn’t happy with how Barton spoke about the Everton caretaker boss when he described him as a “glorified PE teacher”. Speaking on talkSPORT, Jordan said: “I enjoyed football. I wanted to buy a football club to employ buffoons like Joey Barton.
“He is a person that, to me, was a bang average Premier League player, he has been difficult wherever he has been, I don’t think he is a real model for anybody.” (The Daily Record)
Barton also lashed out at Unsworth’s weight and told him he wasn’t fit to manage a senior men’s team.
Scott Brown vows to keep playing for Scotland
Celtic skipper Scott Brown last night confirmed he plans to continue playing for the national side. The star’s Scotland future was in doubt after he slammed the SFA for sacking Gordon Strachan. (The Sun)
Hibs boss Neil Lennon backing Efe Ambrose for Nigeria recall
Neil Lennon is hopeful Efe Ambrose can force his way back into Nigeria’s plans ahead of next summer’s World Cup. (The Scotsman)
Chris Davies has been secretly eyeing Celtic record
Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has admitted he has been secretly eyeing up the prospect of setting a new British record of unbeaten matches in domestic football for the past six months. (The Scotsman)
Dundee United planning a fresh move for Tommy Wright
Dundee United are planning a new move for the St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright. (The Sun)
Don Cowie back for Hearts
Tynecastle boss Craig Levein is hoping that the return of midfielder Don Cowie, who has participated in just one of the last five games due to a persistent hamstring problem, will be the first of many as several of his stricken squad members return to training and edge closer to a first-team return. (The Scotsman)
Martin Wood gets buzz back at Partick Thistle
Partick Thistle new boy Martin Woods admits he felt lost during his period out of the game. (The Scotsman)
Dark Blues keeper set to be dropped after bust up
Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain is expected to be dropped for today’s visit to Hibs after a bust up with boss Neil McCann. (Evening Telegraph)
Hibees told to put focus on Rangers
Hibs Ladies boss Kevin Milne has urged players to look no further than tomorrow’s crucial SWPL 1 encounter with Rangers as the season prepares to enter its final few weeks. (Evening News)