Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers fans have vowed to boycott any new regime that plans to liquidate the club after four bids to take control of the club were submitted to administrators Duff & Phelps on Wednesday. (Daily Record)

And supporters will hold up red cards during Saturday's home match against St Mirren to protest against any future plans to liquidate the Ibrox outfit. (Various)

Duff & Phelps have set a 16-day target for moving Rangers into the new hands. (Herald)

And new owners could be in place by next week. (Scotsman)

The surprise German bid for Rangers is expected to fall at the first hurdle, leaving a three-way fight between Paul Murray's Blue Knights, the Singapore consortium and a US-based group. (Daily Record)

But Brian Kennedy has his second bid ratified and ready to go if the Blue Knights are unsuccessful. (Various)

Meanwhile, Ibrox winger Sone Aluko's agent has held talks with Spanish Rayo Vallecano about a possible move this summer, when he is out of contract. (Various)

The Scottish FA have no power to remove Craig Whyte as a Rangers director, according to a Hampden insider. (Sun)

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has praised manager Neil Lennon for his "tremendous strength of character and resilience". (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock midfielder Liam Kelly, whose father died of a suspected heart attack shortly after the Scottish League Cup final win against Celtic, will decide whether he wants to face the Parkhead side in this Saturday's league encounter, says manager Kenny Shiels. (Daily Record)

Killie goalkeeper Cammy Bell is a target for West Ham. (Daily Record)

Another keeper, Hearts' Marian Kello, is trying to get released from his Tynecastle contract so he can join Aston Villa. (Various)

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon says the post-split Scottish Premier League fixtures are "ludicrous" with his side playing on a Saturday only once in the league before the end of the season. (Various)

Meanwhile, Hibs chief executive Rod Petrie has apologised to the club's fans, admitting the last two years have been disappointing. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

In golf, Scot Sandy Lyle hopes a 'two-part swing' that involves pausing at the top of the backswing will help him make the cut in the Masters at Augusta. (Daily Record)

Edinburgh's Dutch-born wing Tim Visser hopes a positive performance in this Saturday's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulouse will bolster his chances of playing international rugby for Scotland. (Various)

Meanwhile, Scotland coach Andy Robinson is not in the running to return to Bath, who have parted company with Sir Ian McGeechan. (Daily Mail)

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