Scottish Gossip: John Souttar, Kieran Tierney, Rangers, Kilmarnock

Gossip logo

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Head coach Ian Cathro admits the possibility of a lengthy lay-off for centre-back John Souttar, who has suffered an Achilles injury, may force Hearts to step up their January recruitment drive. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has urged his players not to rest on their laurels after they broke the Lisbon Lions' 50-year-old record for remaining unbeaten in domestic matches from the start of a season. (Scotsman)

Celtic winger Scott Sinclair believes that left-back Kieran Tierney will be chased by clubs throughout Europe if he maintains his high standard of performance. (Evening Times)

Kristoffer Ajer is on loan at Kilmarnock from Celtic
Kristoffer Ajer is on loan at Kilmarnock from Celtic

And Sinclair is confident that Chelsea target Craig Gordon will still be a Celtic player when the transfer window closes. (National)

Rangers have been told they must pay the £250,000 up front for Jak Alnwick or they can forget about a deal for the 23-year-old Port Vale keeper. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock assistant manager Lee McCulloch admits the Rugby Park side "have sort of changed the way we're looking to play" with Norwegian Kristoffer Ajer in the team. The 18-year-old is on loan from Celtic. (National)

Ross County captain Paul Quinn knows his side must be more ruthless to avoid being dragged into a Premiership relegation struggle. The Staggies lost 3-2 to Ajer-inspired Killie at the weekend. (Press and Journal)

The Sun begins a campaign to, er, Free the Shettleston One - a reference to the Glasgow east junior club's goalkeeper Garry Whyte, who was sent off for urinating behind the goal. (Sun)

Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain accused his team of meekly accepting defeat in the 3-0 loss to Aberdeen on Friday. (Daily Record)

Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain saves an Adam Rooney effort at Pittodrie on Friday
Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain saves an Adam Rooney effort at Pittodrie on Friday

Rangers defender James Tavernier believes striker Kenny Miller, 37, can still be going strong at the age of 40...if he's handed a new contract by the Ibrox board. (Daily Mail)

Celtic are weighing up an increased £3.5m offer from Chelsea for goalkeeper Craig Gordon. The English Premier League leaders had an opening bid of £2.5m kicked out on Thursday. (Daily Mail)

Top Stories