Pressley calls time on career

Centre-back Steven Pressley has announced his retirement from football after a 19-year-career which included spells at Rangers, Celtic, Hearts and, most recently, Scottish Cup runners-up Falkirk.

The 35-year-old, who won 32 caps for his country, is already an assistant to Scotland coach George Burley and intends to pursue a career in management.

"I would consider all opportunities," he said. "At this moment in time, I'm studying for my UEFA pro-licence."

Pressley started his senior career at Rangers in 1990, and went on to play for Coventry City and Dundee United before joining Hearts in 1998.

It was at Tynecastle where he made the most impact, spending eight years there and becoming club captain.

He then headed to Celtic for 18 months, helping them win the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Cup double in 2007.

A four-month stint at Danish side Randers last year was followed by a return to his homeland with Falkirk, for whom his last match was Saturday's cup final defeat by Rangers.