Scottish Gossip: Tynecastle, Hamilton Accies, Mulgrew injury

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Rebuilding the main stand at Tynecastle will cost around £5m and owner Ann Budge believes Hearts fans will do their bit to help fund the plans. (Various)

Charlie Mulgrew will miss another eight weeks after suffering a recurrence of the hamstring tendon problem which sidelined the Celtic star for six months last season. (Herald)

Hamilton manager Martin Canning admits it will be difficult to keep playmaker Ali Crawford at the club much longer. (Herald)

And the Accies have done a deal for former Germany youth international striker Christopher Mandiangu, 23, with the player set to arrive from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven in January. (Sun)

Scott Allan insists Celtic players have no fears over security ahead of next week's Europa League visit to Istanbul to take on Fenerbahce. (Daily Mail)

Players will need to leave Motherwell if new recruits are to be found in January, says manager Mark McGhee. (Times)

St Johnstone forward Michael O'Halloran
St Johnstone forward Michael O'Halloran would be tempted by a future move to England

Premiership player of the month for November Michael O'Halloran is in no rush to leave St Johnstone but admits he would like a return to England, having been at Bolton earlier in his career. (Various)

Alan Archibald is the first Partick Thistle manager since John Lambie in 2002 to be named manager of the month. (Various)

Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima missed the birth of his first child while waiting in the UK for the work permit that will allow him to join Dundee United. (Sun)

Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack is expected to return against Dundee on Saturday after missing two games with an ankle injury. (Various)

And Pittodrie boss Derek McInnes is not planning any big changes in January, saying he is happy with the squad he has. (Daily Record)

Hibs boss Allan Stubbs says it will take "silly money" for the club to part with any of their top performers in January and says he is in a position to strengthen his squad. (Various)

John Baird is closing in on another contract extension at Falkirk after knocking in 13 goals in 21 games. (Daily Record)

Rangers have taken 20-year-old Latvian striker Vladislavs Gutskovskis on trial after signing up 17-year-old Tarik Fagrach following the forward's release from Feyenoord. (Daily Record)


Talks have opened on a semi-professional "super-league" between teams at the top end of amateur rugby in Scotland and Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh. (Herald)

Former Scotland wing Thom Evans played in his first competitive rugby match for five years in the Dubai Sevens yesterday and aims to become a regular in the short-form game. (Daily Mail)

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