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Shankland backed for player of the year – gossip

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Ipswich Town are set to sign Rangers midfielder John Lundstram as a free agent this summer after his wage demands scuppered a move to Turkish side Trabzonspor. (Gunebakis via Daily Recordexternal-link)

Hearts manager Steven Naismith believes striker Lawrence Shankland deserves to be named Scotland’s player of the year, with 28 club goals already in the bag. (Daily Record)external-link

Former Celtic recruitment chief Lee Congerton says he was stopped from signing Moussa Diaby, who is now at Aston Villa, and Chelsea’s Christopher Nkunku when the duo were at Paris St-Germain. (The Telegraphexternal-link, subscription required)

Former Ibrox striker Kris Boyd believes Rangers’ title bid is over after they made it three league games without a win for the first time since 2019. (Sky Sports)external-link

Rangers’ unexpected slump “raises a lot of unwanted questions about mentality, character and desire”, says disappointed former skipper Barry Ferguson. (Daily Record)external-link

Falkirk captain Stephen McGinn says Rangers would be clear at the top of the Premiership if they had signed Lawrence Shankland from Heart of Midlothian in January – and was staggered by Kemar Roofe’s recall at Dundee. (Go Radio via Daily Record)external-link

The chances of Nathan Patterson going to Euro 2024 with Scotland are “wafer thin”, with the Everton right-back set for a scan on his recent hamstring injury. (Daily Mail)external-link

Bologna fans tied a banner – that read ‘Go Lewis! We wait for you soon’ – outside the club’s Niccolo Galli base as Scotlandmidfielder Lewis Ferguson starts his recovery from a knee injury. (Scottish Sun)external-link

David Moyes leaving West Ham at the end of the season is becoming increasingly likely, with soon-to-be ex-Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel lined up as a possible replacement for the Scot. (talkSPORT)external-link

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