Scottish Gossip: Leigh Griffiths, Rangers, Kilmarnock

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Manager Mark Warburton confirms that Rangers are in talks to sign Livingston's 16-year-old midfielder Matthew Knox. (Various)

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths may be closing in on 40 goals this season but still fears the sack after receiving a final written warning from the club about his off-field conduct back in 2014. (Various)

And Griffiths, favourite to land the PFA Scotland player of the year award, is urging Celtic to get a new manager in place quickly ahead of the summer's Champions League qualifiers. (Daily Record)

The Scottish FA is considering a two-year trial with video technology to assist match officials and it could be in place by next January. (Daily Record)

Dundee forward Greg Stewart, a nominee for player of the year, hints that he is ready to turn down a contract extension at Dens Park. (Various)

Newcastle owner and Rangers shareholder Mike Ashley is set to abandon attempts to force a judicial review of the SFA's "fit and proper" ruling on Ibrox chairman Dave King. (Daily Record)

Defender Gary Warren is urging Inverness CT to strengthen over the summer, predicting a tougher top flight next season. (Sun)

Rangers winger Barrie McKay
Rangers winger Barrie McKay says he was the subject of 'trolling' on Twitter

Kilmarnock boss Lee Clark calls for unity at Rugby Park as angry shareholders blame director Michael Johnston for the club's troubles. (Various)

Former St Johnstone chairman Geoff Brown is advising Stephen Thompson to cut his losses at Dundee United and walk away, rather than trying to find a buyer for his stake at Tannadice. (Various)

Barrie McKay, who scored a screamer in Rangers' Scottish Cup semi-final win over Celtic, says online abuse spurred him on to be a Hampden hero. (Various)

Former Hibs star Pat McGinley reckons Alan Stubbs will be in the frame for the Celtic job if he leads the Easter Road side to Scottish Cup glory and promotion. (Various)

Martin O'Neill insists he is only focused on the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 campaign when quizzed about a possible return to Celtic. (Various)

St Mirren are considering a move for former Hearts and Hamilton striker Christian Nade, who has netted seven goals since joining Championship rivals Dumbarton in January. (Sun)

Dunfermline captain Andy Geggan says he turned down approaches from Partick Thistle and Fleetwood Town to sign a new deal at East End Park. (Sun)

Raith Rovers boss Ray McKinnon thinks his recent rotation policy will pay dividends when it comes to the intensity of the play-offs. (Various)

Falkirk manager Peter Houston insists he and his players are focused and calm ahead of their weekend home game with Morton as they seek a win to make sure of a second place finish in the Championship. (Daily Record)

Interim manager Gavin Skelton says Queen of the South will be fired up for Sunday's match with Hibs since they harbour bad feelings about the loss of a last-minute goal from a drop-ball situation on their previous visit to Easter Road. (Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Kilmarnock have been relegated from the Western Union first division for fielding two players who falsely claimed to have been born in Scotland. (The National)

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