Scottish Gossip: Adrian Mariappa talks to Rangers, St Mirren takeover

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Rangers have targeted defender Adrian Mariappa, 29, who is out of contract after a recent spell at Crystal Palace. (Sun)

The Ibrox club are in talks with Jamaica international Mariappa. (Sunday Mail)

Adrian Mariappa
Mariappa spent three seasons with Palace

Pre-contract signings Matt Crooks and Josh Windass are yet to join Rangers for pre-season training after Accrington Stanley refused the players permission to join their new team-mates until suitable compensation has been paid. (Sunday Herald)

And Windass says Accrington are being petty for refusing him permission to train with Rangers. (Sunday Mail)

Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila has revealed how the pressures of the job in Glasgow left him suffering headaches and breaking out in sweats. (Sun)

Sweden striker John Guidetti, who spent a year on loan at Celtic, admits he would love to return to the club one day. (Sunday Mail)

Defender Mark Connolly is weighing up offers from England following his release from Kilmarnock. (Sunday Herald)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson will tell goalkeeper Jack Hamilton the number one shirt is his to lose this coming season. (Scotland on Sunday)

A proposed deal to take St Mirren into fan ownership is facing opposition from a Qatar-based consortium, who would use Manchester City as a model for developing the Paisley club. (Sunday Herald)

St Mirren Park
St Mirren could be in the hands of new owners soon

Rugby gossip

Scotland face a front-row injury crisis ahead of next week's second Test in Japan with Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford and WP Nel struggling for fitness. (Mail on Sunday, print edition)

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