Scottish Gossip: McGinn sues St Mirren, Warburton poised for Rangers

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

John McGinn has moved to take legal action against St Mirren after the training ground accident that left the midfielder with a punctured thigh from a sharp pole thrown by striker Steven Thompson as a prank. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Rangers are on the brink of naming former Brentford boss Mark Warburton and his assistant, David Weir, as their new management team. (Mail On Sunday)

Former Scottish FA performance director Mark Wotte has revealed he has held talks with Rangers, who expect to appoint either Mark Warburton or Stuart McCall as their new manager within the next 48 hours, about advising them on their blueprint for future success.(Sunday Post)

Norwich City and Scotland defender Steven Whittaker reckons former Brentford manager Mark Warburton would be a good fit for his former club, Rangers. (Scotland On Sunday)

John McGinn in action for St Mirren
John McGinn missed the end of last season after a training ground accident

Former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is among the contenders to be named the new boss at Sheffield Wednesday. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Scotland defender Russell Martin says Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy thought he was going to be sent off for the flying elbow that left the Norwich City man with a bloody nose during the Euro 2016 qualifier in Dublin and a butterfly clip across its bridge after the 1-1 draw. (Sunday Herald)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has accused Scotland striker Steven Naismith of refereeing their Euro 2016 qualifier in Dublin.(Scotland On Sunday)

Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass has no regrets about last summer's transfer from now-promoted Norwich City to Hull City despite being ruled out for the season that ended in relegation from the English top-fight with an injury picked up 40 minutes into his competitive debut. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Outgoing Scottish FA president Campbell Ogilvie expects Scottish football to undergo radical change, with debates over summer football and league reconstruction to dominate the tenure of successor Alan McRae.(Sunday Express)

St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown says the Perth club would support a winter break during January for the Scottish Premiership. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Scottish clubs back safe standing areas and more will follow Celtic, who hope to be the first to introduce such a scheme in 2016, in bringing back the terraces.(Sunday Herald)

Paul Lambert
Paul Lambert is being linked with the manager's job at Sheffield Wednesday

Ross Wilson, the Scot who is Southampton's new director of scouting and recruitment, thinks Scottish clubs need to follow the example of Hearts by appointing a director of football. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Hearts director of football Craig Levein says the club are looking to add four new players to their ranks for their Scottish Premiership return next season. (Sunday Herald)

Former Alloa Athletic, Livingston and Stenhousemuir goalkeeper James Baird has become president of the West Indies Football Association at the age of 32. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Scotland scrum-half Bryan Redpath has already been in pre-season for two weeks in his bid to plot Yorkshire Carnegie's rise into the top flight of English rugby after taking over as head coach following his exit from Sale Sharks.(Scotland On Sunday)

Willie Limond believes the British Board of Control is biased against Scottish boxers after being stripped of his British light-welterweight title because he failed to defend it against Chris Jenkins in April following a shoulder injury. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

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