Scottish Gossip: Dundee Utd keen on Scott Allan & John McGinn

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dundee United are ready to make a second bid to land former midfielder Scott Allan, having had their January approach rejected by Hibernian. (Sun)

The Tannadice outfit are also interested in John McGinn, who has refused a new contract offer at St Mirren. (Daily Record)

Sunderland have ended their interest in Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk after signing Younes Kaboul from Spurs. (Daily Record)

New Rangers manager Wark Warburton wants to bring the "fear factor" back to Ibrox and make "a few more" signings. (Various)

Falkirk boss Peter Houston says a play-off place is the "very least" his team should be aiming for next season. (Daily Record)

And St Mirren manager Ian Murray reckons the Buddies are "in better shape than people think". (Various)

Liam Craig, who joined St Johnstone after his release from Hibernian, thinks the Easter Road side are well placed to win promotion as Championship winners. (Various)

Freed Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton has gone on trial at Queen of the South. (Daily Express)

Former Kilmarnock and Hibs midfielder Paul Cairney has signed up for Stranraer. (Daily Record)

Winger Joe Cardle is returning to Dunfermline following his release from Ross County, while goalkeeper Sean Murdoch is also on his way back to East End Park. (Various)

Richie Brittain has been made player-manager at Highland League champions Brora Rangers following Davie Kirkwood's exit. (Daily Express)

Former Dundee United defender Garry Kenneth, capped twice by Scotland, has joined Latvian team Skonto Riga on a two-year deal. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Marc Warren says he has "absolutely nothing to lose" heading into the third round of The Open at seven under par for the tournament. (Various)

And Richie Ramsay is backing fellow Scotsman Warren to challenge for the famous Claret Jug, with the backing of home support. (Herald)

Scotland will be guaranteed a top three place if they win today's World Twenty20 Qualifier Pool B match with Oman but could exit the competition if they lose. (Various)

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