Scottish Gossip: Moravcik Celtic offer, ref apology, plastic pitches

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Lubo Moravcik has told Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell he can be the club's Slovakian super scout to search out more hidden gems like himself. (Various)

Alan McRae, president of the Scottish Football Association, is involved in discussions with broadcasters Sky Sports over changing the format of the draw for the William Hill Scottish Cup. (Herald)

Players' union boss Fraser Wishart has called on the SFA to stop clubs from installing shoddy plastic pitches. (Various)

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday has praised Bobby Madden after revealing the referee has apologised for wrongly sending him off in the 4-2 win over Hibs at the end of December. (Daily Mail)

John Souttar has revealed how he dragged himself out of the cinema to complete his blockbuster deadline-day switch to Hearts. (Daily Record).

Falkirk have been dealt a hammer blow with the news that centre-half Peter Grant will miss the rest of the season with a cruciate knee injury. (Scotsman)

Hearts coach Robbie Neilson was happy to hear Hibs players celebrate their comeback in Sunday's Scottish Cup Edinburgh derby by playing Easter Road anthem 'Sunshine on Leith' if it means teams are delighted to simply gain a draw at Tynecastle. (Scotsman)

Proclaimers star and Hibs supporter Charlie Reid insists all Scottish clubs should embrace fan ownership or risk ending up with a Vladimir Romanov type at the helm. (Daily Record)

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre has urged his players to put their cup exploits to the back of their minds. (Press and Journal)

Former Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic is poised for a shock move to Chinese Second Division side Beijing Renhe. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Captain Greig Laidlaw insists Scotland still have hopes of winning the RBS Six Nations Championship despite losing to England in their opening game. (Herald)

Laidlaw says Scotland will wait until nearer the game before considering whether the roof at Cardiff's Principality Stadium should be closed or not. (Various).

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