Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Craig Whyte sold off four years of Rangers season tickets one month before he bought the club to convince previous owner Sir David Murray that he had money in the bank. (Daily Mail)

Kyle Bartley will be the first high-profile casualty of Rangers' fight for survival as the club's administrators target the on-loan Arsenal defender as a definite saving. (The Sun)

Rangers boss Ally McCoist and his top-team squad will today plead with administrators for the chance to foot the bill of keeping their football club intact as the dressing-room braces itself for cuts. (Daily Record)

Rangers stars have offered to take an across-the-board pay cut in order to save jobs. (Daily Mail)

Former Rangers director Paul Murray expects to know whether his bid to oust AWOL chairman Craig Whyte is a goer by the end of the week. (Daily Star)

Rangers director Phil Betts was paid more than £160,000 in eight months while the club was being dragged into administration. (Daily Record)

The Scottish Football Association's independent inquiry into Rangers owner Craig Whyte will get underway on Tuesday. (Daily Record)

Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew insists winning the Scottish Premier League title will be sweet no matter where they seal it. (Daily Star)

Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan says only "warped" Celtic fans want to see Rangers die and go out of business. (Daily Star)

Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan says he was not surprised that Rangers ended up in their current financial plight, as everyone in Scottish football could see it coming. (The Scotsman)

Brassed-off Swedish side GAIS are ready to call in Fifa over the way Rangers have tried to wriggle out of paying £240,000 compensation owed for winger Mervan Celik. (Daily Star)

Leeds striker Ross McCormack has blasted national coach Craig Levein over his latest Scotland snub after being left out of the squad for next week's friendly against Slovenia. (The Sun)

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway wants Matt Phillips pulled out of the Scotland squad 24 hours after the winger was named in it. (The Sun)

Scotland coach Craig Levein has refused to bow to the growing clamour for Wolves striker Steven Fletcher to be reinstated to the Scotland squad. (Daily Record)

Scotland coach Craig Levein hopes Rangers don't bin their youth stars as the club attempts to cost-cut while under administration. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone striker Francisco Sandaza has admitted he's delighted that he didn't join Rangers in the January transfer window as any contract agreed would have ended up in the bin. (Various)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown insists he won't ask Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne for any more money to sign players despite the club's injury problems. (The Sun)

Former Scotland midfielder Nigel Quashie is poised to seal a move to Dundee, as he's a free agent after leaving QPR in 2010. (The Sun)

Dunfermline's SPL survival hopes have taken another blow after on-loan keeper Ian Turner and midfielder Nick Phinn were both ruled out for six weeks. (Daily Mail)

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