Scottish Gossip: Hibs and Rangers cup wins, Draper challenge for McInnes

Gossip logo


Scottish Premiership matches will be shown in 102 countries after the Scottish Professional Football League signed a £10m deal to broadcast games in South America, North America, India, the Middle East, the Far East and North Africa over the next six years. (Daily Record)

Skipper Scott Brown urges Celtic to make Charlie Mulgrew an attractive new deal to prevent him leaving when his contract expires in the summer. (Various)

Inverness Caley Thistle midfielder Ross Draper challenges Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes to "come out and say it" if he thinks he dived to win a penalty in the 3-1 win over the Dons. McInnes claimed Draper had "bought" the penalty when he went down under a challenge by Ash Taylor. (Herald)

McInnes says he has "no criticism" of his players as their title challenge falters and their goal now is to gather three points against Partick Thistle on Friday. (The Times)

Clyde could discover on Wednesday how the Scottish Football Association will view their late payment to HMRC. The SFA may view it as a "default event", which could mean they lose January signings Ross Millen, Scott McMann and John Gemmell. (Scotsman)

The Hibs fans were in full voice at Easter Road
The Hibs fans were in full voice at Easter Road as they watched their team knock Hearts out of the Scottish Cup

Defender Darren McGregor describes helping Hibernian to a 1-0 Scottish Cup replay win over city rivals Hearts as his "number one moment in football". (Various)

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn left Rugby Park in crutches with a knee injury after scoring from the penalty spot in the Light Blues' 2-1 Cup replay victory over Kilmarnock. (Various)

Midfielder Barrie McKay believes Rangers can go on to win the Scottish Cup. They play either Dundee or Dumbarton in the quarter-finals. (Sun)

Despite his team sitting 13 points behind Kilmarnock at the foot of the Premiership, albeit with a game in hand, Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen has not given up on keeping his team in the top tier. (Daily Record)

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs believes the Cup wins for his team and Rangers over top-tier opposition proves how much Scottish football needs them in the top flight. (Herald)

Livi's Matthew Knox is still at school but has attracted a host of top English clubs
Livi's Matthew Knox is still at school but has attracted a host of top English clubs

A plan by five Belgian clubs - Anderlecht, Standard Liege, Club Brugge, Genk and Gent - to form a second-tier European Super League behind the elite league proposed by Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge could leave Scottish clubs further behind. The Belgian suggestion is to set up a B league for clubs from countries ranked sixth to 14th on Uefa's association club coefficient list. (Herald)

Livingston 16-year-old Matthew Knox says he is in no rush to leave the club despite having a trial with Manchester United in January and having trained with Everton, Liverpool and Spurs. (The National)

Dick Advocaat, 68, has agreed to become Feyenoord manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst's technical adviser until the end of the season for free to help the Rotterdam side stop a run of seven league defeats. The former Rangers and Sunderland manager said he has "a bond with Gio". (Various)


Boxing promoter Alex Morrison has called the late Walter McGowan, the Hamilton boxer who became world flyweight champion in 1966, the best pound-for-pound fighter Scotland has produced. McGowan died aged 73 on Monday. (Daily Record)

Former lightweight world champion Ken Buchanan, who used to spar with McGowan, said he was "a lovely man" and "right up there with Benny Lynch and Jackie Paterson". (Sun)

Al Kellock, the former Glasgow Warriors and Scotland lock, has urged the national squad to go out and play attacking rugby when they take on Italy in the Six Nations next weekend. "You don't win in Italy if you get involved in an arm wrestle," he warned. (The National)

Top Stories