Scottish Football: Transfer Talk – Rock Sport

Hibs’ John McGinn says he will have no problem remaining focused over the next five weeks amid what promises to be another period of intense speculation about his future, with English Premier League club West Ham United the latest to be credited with an interest in the Scotland midfielder.

Rangers need to bring in signings in January and their performances have proved that, according to Ibrox midfielder Jason Holt.

Hibernian are also reportedly interested in Barnsley midfielder Stevie Mallan.

According to sources,Hibs are keen to rekindle their interest in the 21-year-old who joined Barnsley from St Mirren in the summer.

Kilmarnock midfielder Alan Power insists the squad will not get complacent despite boss Steve Clarke admitting he will not be making many January signings after a run of five games unbeaten.

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald admits he may be forced to reconsider his transfer targets in January as key players return from injury.

Manager Owen Coyle is keen to add quality to Ross County squad during January to lift his side off the bottom of the Premiership table.

Dundee United and Inverness Caledonian Thistle are keen to sign midfielder Tom Walsh from Championship rivals Dumbarton during January.

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele’s agent reportedly watched Brighton in action on Tuesday

Dunfermline Athletic are aiming to sign 20-year-old Albion Rovers striker Connor Shields, who has attracted interest from Aston Villa and Watford.

In Other News….

Girls On Top.

The number of Scots women playing football has soared by 46% in the last four years, according to figures from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre, which also showed there has been a 40% increase in women joining basketball, hockey, aquatics, rugby and tennis clubs.

Stranraer have abandoned contentious plans to ask their squad to take a pay cut after the players held talks with their union, PFA Scotland, with the League One club having been ordered by their bank to cut costs and now likely to pay off players instead.