Friday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has emerged as the bookmakers' favourite to be named as Derek Adams' replacement as manager of Ross County. (Daily Express) 

Former Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Hibernian boss Terry Butcher is also a candidate for the Ross County vacancy. (Daily Mail) 

Derek Adams

Adams was sacked by County on Thursday

And County hope to be able to lure Butcher back to the Highlands. (Daily Record, print edition)

Meanwhile, Inverness manager John Hughes described Adams' exit from County as a "sad day". (Scotsman) 

Wakaso Mubarak, who has joined Celtic on loan from Rubin Kazan, is targeting a permanent deal with the Scottish champions. (Daily Express) 

And Mubarak says he was sold on a move to the UK by fellow Ghanaian and former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien. (Daily Record) 

Hibernian have brought in trialists Matty Pattison of South Africa and Dutchman Donovan van Deekman while manager Alan Stubbs is assessing other targets. (Scotsman) 

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Scotland and British & Irish Lions forward Simon Taylor will return to club rugby by turning out for Watsonians on Saturday. (Scotsman) 

Next month's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles will feature a new format for the trophy presentation in an attempt to avoid spectators becoming frustrated by a long wait to see the winning team receive their prize. (Scotsman)