Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Scotland striker Steven Fletcher insists Marseille atmosphere is best he’s experienced

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@CCP_sportSteven Fletcher admits he was taken aback by the passion of the Marseille fans after becoming the first Scotsman to play in the French top-flight for 18 years.The 25-times capped international striker climbed off...

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan wishes Scott Arfield well on Canada switch

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@CCP_sportScott Arfield has revealed Gordon Strachan wished him well on pledging his international allegiance to Canada - and admits the Scotland manager made no attempt to try and change his mind.The Burnley midfielder has...
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Rangers youngster Fraser Aird reveals Kenny Miller influence in Vancouver loan move

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportIbrox youngster Fraser Aird has revealed how Rangers striker Kenny Miller helped to seal his loan switch to Vancouver Whitecaps.Miller, 36, enjoyed two years with the Major League Soccer outfit,...

Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes relieved to finally seal £9 million Middlesbrough deal

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportScotland striker Jordan Rhodes cut a relieved figure after finally completing his protracted move to Middlesbrough following a “hectic” transfer window.The 25-year-old was caught-up in a signing saga as deadline...

Sacré Bleu! Steven Fletcher subjected to bizarre introduction to French football

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportSteven Fletcher was subjected to a bizarre welcome following his shock switch to Marseille after the French giants carried out a stereotype-laden first interview with the Scotland striker.Evidently tickled by...
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Fraser Aird looking to make impression at Vancouver Whitecaps after joining from Rangers

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@CCP_sportFraser Aird admits he is hoping to become a better player at Vancouver Whitecaps after joining the Canadian club on a season-long loan from Rangers.The versatile right-back has returned to the country of his...

Ex-Hearts & Hibs defender Adam Eckersley joins NASL side FC Edmonton

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportFormer Hearts and Hibernian defender Adam Eckersley has joined Canadian side FC Edmonton following his Easter Rad exit - and his first match will see him return to Scotland.The 30-year-old...

Scots manager Stuart Baxter takes up reins at South African club SuperSport United

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@CCP_sportStuart Baxter has returned to South Africa to take charge of top-flight club SuperSport United.The Scots manger, who has previously led the Kazier Chiefs to two league titles, will officially assume control of the...

Experienced defender Simon Mensing returns to the NASL following training stint with Dunfermline

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportFormer Hamilton and St Johnstone defender Simon Mensing has returned to America after joining North American Soccer League (NASL) outfit Carolina RailHawks.The 33-year-old is currently training with League One leaders...

Former Dundee United defender Barry Douglas joins Turkish side Konyaspor

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@CCP_Sport Former Dundee United full-back Barry Douglas has left Lech Poznan to join Turkish club Torku Konyaspor in a reported £250,000 move.The 26-year-old has signed an initial two-and-a-half year deal with the option of a...

Liverpool defender Steven Caulker could still switch allegiance to Scotland from England

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@CCP_SportLiverpool defender Steven Caulker admits he has not ruled out switching his allegiance to Scotland - despite having already been capped by England.The 24-year-old, who recently moved to Anfield on loan from Queens Park...
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Scotland pair Darren Fletcher and James Morrison facing time on sidelines

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@CCP_SportScotland midfielder James Morrison is facing a race against time to be fit for March's double header against the Czech Republic and Denmark after being ruled out for up to two months with a...

Allan McGregor could retire at Hull City after penning new deal

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportScotland internationalist Allan McGregor is ready to end his career at Hull City after signing a bumper new deal.The 33-year-old has penned a contract which will keep him at the...
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Scotland midfielder Liam Bridcutt insists he is back to his best at Leeds United

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE @CCP_SportScotland midfielder Liam Bridcutt insists he is back to his 'normal self' after extending his loan deal with Leeds United until the end of the season.The 26-year-old is delighted to have...

Scotland manager keeping an eye on Leeds pair Liam Cooper and Alex Mowatt

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE @CCP_SportScotland manager Gordon Strachan has Leeds United pair Liam Cooper and Alex Mowatt on his radar.Elland Road manager Steve Evans has admitted that Strachan has been in touch regarding 'two or...

Ex-Hearts star Edgaras Jankauskas determined to whip Lithuania into shape ahead of Scotland World...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportFormer Hearts player and assistant manager Edgaras Jankauskas is determined to revitalise Lithuanian football after being named the new national boss of Scotland’s World Cup rivals.The 40-year-old, who won the...

Scotland striker Stevie May begins long road back to fitness

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE @CCP_SportScotland internationalist Stevie May has begun the long road back to fitness after being fitted with a knee brace.The Preston forward has been ruled out for the rest of the season...

Scotland’s £33 million Sports Performance Centre aims to develop athletes ‘from grassroots to greatness’

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportScotland’s landmark new £33 million performance centre, Oriam, will craft athletes from “grassroots to greatness” after drawing inspiration from around the world, according to CEO Catriona McAllister.The project will become...

Scotland Under-21 winger Ryan Fraser back fit following two month lay-off

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE @CCP_SportScotland Under-21 winger Ryan Fraser has been told he will not walk straight back into the Ipswich team after recovering from the knee injury that kept him sidelined for nearly two...

Scotland internationalist Craig Conway pens new Blackburn deal

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportScotland international Craig Conway has penned a new two-and-a-half year deal with Blackburn Rovers.The former Dundee United and Ayr United star has been a standout performer for Rovers since joining...
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