Scottish Football News

Livingston: 'Direct' winger Egli Kaja joins on loan from AFC Wimbledon


Player-manager Kenny Miller says new signing Egli Kaja will add a “different dimension” to Livingston’s attack. Albanian Kaja, 20, can play on either wing, or be deployed as a second striker. He has joined the newly-promoted Scottish Premiership side on a season-long loan from English League One outfit AFC Wimbledon. “We are delighted to bring Egli in for the season,” ...

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Gary Neville: Salford City co-owner responds to Motherwell comments


Salford City co-owner Gary Neville appeared to accuse Motherwell’s Stephen Robinson of lacking “etiquette”, after the Steelmen boss discussed the English fifth-tier club’s spending power. Robinson said Salford “blew us away with money” when the teams competed to sign a player. Neville responded on social media. He tweeted: “There used to be an etiquette in football where you wouldn’t talk ...

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Sunday switch for Hibs v Motherwell opener


Hibernian’s first Scottish Premiership fixture of the season has been pushed back a day to accommodate the Easter Road side’s European involvement. Hibs had been due to host Motherwell on Saturday, 4 August. However, Neil Lennon’s team will play the second leg of their Europa League second-round qualifier against Asteras Tripolis on 2 August. The Scottish Professional Football League have ...

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Dundee United: Defender Paul Watson signs two-year deal


Dundee United have signed central defender Paul Watson on a two-year deal. The 27-year-old was a free agent after being released by United’s Scottish Championship rivals Falkirk at the end of the 2017-18 season. He becomes manager Csaba Laszlo’s 11th summer signing as United plot a return to the top flight at the third attempt. Thompson sells stake in Dundee ...

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Gerrard 'not sure' on Arfield fitness for Osijek tie


Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield is “improving slowly” after a knee injury but may still miss Thursday’s Europa League meeting with Osijek in Croatia. Arfield, 29, missed Tuesday’s goalless draw with FK Shkupi in Macedonia after being forced off in the first leg. Manager Steven Gerrard says he is “not sure” if the player will be available for the second qualifying ...

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GAA criticised for Liam Miller benefit game stance


The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has been criticised for refusing to allow a testimonial match for deceased footballer Liam Miller. The former Celtic, Manchester United, Cork City and Ireland midfielder died of cancer in February aged 36. It was hoped a benefit match for the Corkman would be played at the 45,000 capacity Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium in the city. ...

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Motherwell 'blown away' by Salford's money in transfer market


Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson says Salford City “blew us away with money” when the two sides were competing to sign a player. Scottish Premiership rivals Aberdeen have sold Adam Rooney to Salford in England’s fifth tier, and will pay the striker a reported £4000-per-week.[1][2] Robinson says it is getting tougher for Scottish clubs to compete. “Fifty per cent of National ...

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Hearts will 'accept & deal with' ineligible player sanction – Levein


Hearts manager Craig Levein says they will “accept and deal with” whatever punishment they get for fielding an ineligible player against Cove Rangers. The club face an SPFL disciplinary hearing on Monday after Andrew Irving, 18, came on in the 65th-minute of Wednesday’s 2-1 League Cup win. The midfielder’s new contract had not been registered correctly and Hearts could now ...

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Deadline set to expire for Aberdeen stadium court bid


The deadline is looming for campaigners opposed to Aberdeen FC’s plans for a new stadium to take their fight to court. The £50m 20,000-seater development is at Kingsford, near Westhill. Plans were put on hold last October[1] but the council approved them in January[2] by a vote of 32-9. The No Kingsford Stadium group is opposed to the plans. It ...

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