Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Celtic, Kilmarnock, Gordon Strachan on Scotland

Gossip logo

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald was stunned by referee Willie Collum's decision to award Aberdeen a penalty at Rugby Park yesterday, saying James Maddison fouled him rather than the other way about. "He absolutely melted me," claims McDonald. (Sun)

Rangers boss Mark Warburton concedes he made a mistake by not including midfielder Andy Halliday in the last Old Firm derby. (Sun)

Partick Thistle striker Ade Azeez accuses Rangers defender Philippe Senderos of catching him off the ball at Ibrox. (Sunday Mail)

Scotland full-back Callum Paterson, out of contract at Hearts at the end of the season, says he is not giving any thought to his future and is happy staying focused on playing. (Sun)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers thinks the winter break in January is a "brilliant idea" and is eager for his club to install proper indoor facilities at their Lennoxtown training base. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic captain Scott Brown, who scored the only goal at Dundee on Saturday, can have a future in central defence, says Rodgers. (Mail on Sunday)

Hibs boss Neil Lennon insists that he only criticises Jason Cummings because he knows the striker can take it. (Sun)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is warning the Tartan Army not to expect another big score against Lithuania after knocking five past Malta. (Sun)

Robert Snodgrass, who scored a hat-trick against Malta, brings a welcome swagger to the national squad, says Strachan. (Sunday Express)

And Strachan also heaps praise on midfielder Barry Bannan, saying "he is everything I like about a player". (Mail on Sunday)

Lithuania manager Edgaras Jankuaskas played under Javier Clemente, John Toshack and Jose Mourinho but the the former Hearts striker says John McGlynn was the best coach he had. (Sun)

New Under-21 coach Scot Gemmill is confident he can unearth a top class centre-half for Scotland, with Reading's Zak Jules and Alex Iacovitti at Nottingham Forest showing promise at Under-19 level. (Sunday Mail)

Top Stories