Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers' administrators Duff & Phelps have told the Blue Knights to up their offer for the club or risk losing out to rival bidder Bill Miller. (Various)

But senior Scottish football figures believe American Miller could be left with a stadium, a training ground but no players if his takover is complete, due to the 12-month transfer embargo placed on Rangers.

Full story: Herald

Manager Ally McCoist admits he is embarrassed Rangers owe money to a host of fellow clubs. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, club ambassador Sandy Jardine insists Rangers fans are ready to take more action against "injustice" after Saturday's march in protest against Scottish FA sanctions.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Rapid Vienna have hired a team of London lawyers in a bid to recoup the £1m owed to them by Rangers from the Nikica Jelavic transfer in 2010. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is plotting a summer move for Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Meanwhile, Celtic striker Georgios Samaras insists today's match against Rangers will not be the final ever Old Firm derby.

Full story: Sun

St Mirren midfielder Steven Thomson, 34, will retire from professional football this summer to become a financial advisor in London.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Southend manager Paul Sturrock, whose side are pushing for promotion from League Two, says he was overlooked for vacancies at bigger clubs because he suffers from Parkinson's disease. (Sunday Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley feels his side blew their chance of glory in their Heineken Cup semi-final defeat. (Sun)

But Bradley insists Edinburgh are heading in the right direction with some "stunning talent". (Sunday Mail)

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