Dempster keen to progress
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The centre back made his Scotland Under-20 debut against Portugal recently and admits he has heard some speculation regarding David Moyes's Everton.
"I was told Everton were sniffing around but there was nothing concrete," he revealed.
"I want to play at the highest level and, being a centre back means clubs will always have a look at me.
"The way I look at it is, if I play football regularly, and keep going with Scotland, then things will turn out okay."
Meanwhile, Rushden's loan bid for Rotherham United defender Guy Branston (pictured) has collapsed.
Martin McIntosh's ankle injury means Millers boss Ronnie Moore cannot afford to allow the former Leicester City man, who had a spell with Wycombe Wanderers on a temporary basis, to depart.
"Martin's ankle is swollen and Guy was set to go out on loan for a month," revealed Moore to The Sheffield Star. "But we had to call it off because we need cover."