Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Manager Ally McCoist does not expect the SPL to go easy on Rangers but warns that the Scottish game will suffer if they are hammered by new sanctions. (Various)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists Rangers should not be treated as a special case and deserve to be punished. (Various)

Celtic could be priced out of a move for Jay Rodriguez, with a host of English clubs chasing the Burnley striker. (Daily Record)

The Turf Moor club have put an £8m price tag on 23-year-old Rodriguez. (Daily Express)

Derby and Bristol City are keeping tabs on Dundee United full-back Paul Dixon, who will be out of contract at the end of the season. (Daily Express)

Hearts will not offer midfielder Ian Black a new deal when his contract runs out in the summer. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

BBC Scotland pundit Peter Wright believes Ulster edged out Edinburgh in the Heineken Cup semi-final because they were "better at cheating". (Various)

Ryan Flannigan bowled out Uddingston's three McLeod brothers as Grange knocked the holders out of the Scottish Cup. (Scotsman)

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