Saturday's Scottish gossip

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers could be in trouble with the Scottish football authorities after Tom Purdie, the match delegate at the team's win over Raith Rovers at Stark's Park on Friday evening, reported "sustained" sectarian singing. (Various)

Ibrox coach Gordon Durie says the players deserve praise for the spirit they have shown, particularly in their last two matches. (Daily Record, The Sun)

Rangers fans have expressed their anger at the club's board employing marketing firm Boudicca to call shareholders ahead of the extraordinary general meeting at Ibrox on 6 March. (Various)

St Mirren playmaker John McGinn tells his big brothers Paul and Stephen that he expects them to damage Motherwell's Premiership survival chances by helping secure a win for Dundee at Fir Park. (Daily Express)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila calls BT Sport pundit Steve McManaman "stupid" for suggesting his players should not have gone on a lap of honour after their 3-3 draw with Inter Milan on Thursday. (Various)

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes
Anthony Stokes has been disciplined by Celtic over his later return from Ireland

Stuart Armstrong, who scored for Celtic against Inter, says he was blown away by the noise at Celtic Park. (Various)

Striker Anthony Stokes was dropped for the Europa League match against the Italians because he returned late to the club from a trip to Dublin. (Various)

Inter centre-half Hugo Campagnaro insists his team are happy with the 3-3 draw ahead of the second leg at the San Siro. (Various)

Campagnaro's team-mate Rodrigo Palacio warns Celtic that they won't let them "off the hook" for a second time. (The Sun)

Ahead of Hamilton's match against Celtic on Sunday, Accies' Michael Devlin praises the Scottish champions' Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, arguing that "his future will be at a higher level". (Various)

Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds fears his team-mate at Pittodrie Ash Taylor could jump ahead of him the queue to play for Scotland - Taylor is eligible to play for Scotland despite being born in England and having played for Wales Under-21s. (Daily Express, The Sun)

Fraser Lyle
Fraser Lyle is enjoying life at Glasgow Warriors

St Mirren's Jim Goodwin points out that in the 10 weeks he has been growing his hair, he hasn't been booked. (The Sun)

Former Tannadice midfielder Danny Swanson admits that he feared for Dundee United after they lost a number of their Scottish Cup-winning side in 2010, but feels that the club is strong thanks to chairman Stephen Thompson and manager Jackie McNamara. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors back Fraser Lyle, a former estate agent, hopes to seal a long-term deal at the club and says playing rugby for a living beats being in the office all week. (The Sun)

Warriors coach Gregor Townsend, discussing Finn Russell's two-week ban for a dangerous collision with Wales' Dan Biggar as he leapt for the ball, claims it is a "watershed moment" for the high-ball rule. (The Scotsman)

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