Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Simunovic, Rangers, Wallace, Flynn

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Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing a knee operation on Wednesday. (Sun)

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon has urged the club's fans to get behind his successor, Ronny Deila. (Daily Record)

Stefan Johansen's poor form at Celtic this season is down to a chronic hip problem, according to fellow Norwegian and ex-Celtic player Vidar Riseth. (Herald)

Celtic players Jozo Simunovic and Stefan Johansen
Simunovic (left) has had an injury-hit season while Johansen has struggled for form

Rangers have been ordered to pay £250,000 to the Scottish Professional Football League after a long-running legal dispute. (Daily Record)

Lee Wallace has no regrets about staying at Ibrox after Rangers were put in Scottish football's lowest tier in 2012, even if it has cost him Scotland caps. (Daily Mail)

Skipper Wallace wants to stay with Rangers for the rest of his career. (Scotsman)

And the left-back is eager to become one of Rangers' great captains. (Herald)

Rangers captain Lee Wallace
Wallace has been at Ibrox since 2011

Chairman Stephen Thompson has warned that relegation would have a major effect on Dundee United's finances. (Daily Record)

Allan McGregor's impressive display in goal for Scotland against Czech Republic shows David Marshall has serious competition for the number one spot, says full-back Alan Hutton. (National)

Gordon Strachan feels Scotland will benefit from his decision to pick two squads for the games against Czech Republic and Denmark, with the Danes visiting Hampden on Tuesday after the Scots won 1-0 in Prague on Thursday. (Daily Mail)

Injured Clyde midfielder Scott Ferguson was sent a letter of support and a signed shirt by Borussia Monchengladbach winger Patrick Herrmann, who has just recovered from his own knee problem. (Squawka)


Gregor Townsend praised the belief and fight of his Glasgow Warriors team after they beat Ulster 27-17 to enhance their prospects of a play-off place in rugby's Pro12. (Herald)

Charlie Flynn
Charlie Flynn is returning to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs

Boxer Charlie Flynn is spurred on by the memories of his Commonwealth Games medal-winning performance at the Hydro as he prepares to return to the same venue in his next professional fight in May. (Herald)

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