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SCOTTISH FOOTBALL: Post-split fixtures delay | Dons could miss out on Hibs star | Brown says Celtic have advantage over Rangers

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Published on 10/04/2018
The decision on post-split fixtures could rumble on to Friday.

Scott Brown claims Celtic have psychological advantage over Rangers.

Aberdeen will be priced out of a move for Dylan McGeouch.

All that and more in the latest from Scottish football.

SPFL post-split fixture farce could rumble on to Friday

Urgent talks to thrash out the rest of this season's top-flight fixtures have reached an impasse.

League bosses had been expected to present fans with a full post-split schedule as early as yesterday morning after the weekend's action confirmed the final standings in both halves of the table.

But it is understood that there is still no sign of an agreement being reached despite ongoing three-way discussions between the SPFL, police and broadcasters.

It is now almost certain supporters will be kept waiting for at least another 24 hours – with officials facing the possibility that nothing will be announced until Thursday or even Friday.

Evening News

Veteran Hughes considering Hearts future

“Coaching isn’t something I think I’ll dive straight in to,” Hughes told the Evening News. “I think when I finally do make the decision to hang the boots up, I wouldn’t mind taking a little break if it’s possible. I’ll clear my head a little bit, get a few things in order.

“I’ve got to sit down and have a chat with the gaffer. I’ve been asked a lot over the last few weeks what my plans are and I’m in the same place. I’ll have a chat with him and see what’s ahead and also see how I’m feeling myself, both physically and mentally.”

Aberdeen set to be priced out of move fro McGeouch

Aberdeen look set to be priced out of a move for Scotland international Dylan McGeouch.

Pittodrie boss Derek McInnes had placed the 25-year-old – who broke into the international set up in Alex McLeish's first squad – at the top of his list of summer transfer targets.

But the Hibs star could favour a big-money move to England instead.

Dundee boss ‘furious’ at tackles by Bruno Alves

Dundee manager Neil McCann was still “furious” yesterday at Bruno Alves' “disgraceful” tackle on Craig Wighton during Dundee's 4-0 defeat at Ibrox on Saturday:

“I have to say that was a disgusting challenge from Bruno Alves. It was a joke — I’ve got a boy who’s just returned from a cruciate ligament injury and it was a scissor action, almost like thigh high.

“It was a disgraceful challenge, I’m furious with it. It was a yellow card, might have been red — could easily have been a red in my mind.”

Musonda will make his mark at Celtic next season – Rodgers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has called for patience in assessing the impact of high-profile loan signing Charly Musonda at the Scottish champions.

“He’s absolutely fine,” said Rodgers.
“He knows he is here for the 18 months and by the end of that, he knows he is going to be a better player.

“It’s a different type of loan for Charly compared to when he went to Spain and had to succeed straight away. Here he has 18 months to settle in, find the way of working and realising the pressures of a big club like Celtic.

“But he’s enjoying every minute of 
it and he knows that over time here that he will get an opportunity to show it in training where he works well and then in the games. It’s just time, that’s all.”

Celtic have psychological edge over Rangers – Brown

Celtic captain Scott Brown feels his team's 3-2 win at Ibrox affected Rangers and he insists they will go into Sunday's Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final showdown with a psychological advantage.

“Will it be in the heads of the Rangers players that we beat them with ten men? It probably will be, yes,' said Brown.

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