Back-page chat: Hearts door open for Rudi Skacel | Trialist keeper at Hibs

Robbie Neilson would like Hearts hero Rudi Skacel as part of his coaching team. Pic: Ian Rutherford
Robbie Neilson would like Hearts hero Rudi Skacel as part of his coaching team. Pic: Ian Rutherford
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Here’s what’s making the back pages of this morning’s newspapers in Scotland ...

•Hearts boss Robbie Neilson insists the door is still open to Rudi Skacel if he wants to be part of his back-room team as a youth coach. “It’s ultimately down to him. He’d do technical work. In the eight-to-12 age group he’d hammer home the importance of mastering the ball,” said Neilson (various).

• Hibs have taken 25-year-old goalkeeper Antoine Gounet on trial. The Frenchman’s previous clubs include Brentford and Tours (Daily Express).

• Rangers are to rename the Govan Stand the Sandy Jardine Stand in honour of the formers Gers, Hearts and Scotland full-back (Scotsman).

• Ally McCoist has forced his Rangers players to watch a video re-run of their shock 3-1 friendly defeat to American fourth-tier outfit Ventura County Fusion (various).

• Celtic are lining up a £1.5million bid for Ostersunds’ Gambian international striker Modou Barrow (Daily Mail).

• Willo Flood has warned the rest of Scottish football that new Aberdeen striker David Goodwillie has a point to prove. “He has come here showing a lot of drive and he is here to prove people wrong,” said Flood (various)

• Kilmarnock have signed Josh Magennis and Tope Obadeyi (Scotsman).