Scottish Gossip: Ian Cathro, Pedro Caixinha, Partick Thistle, Motherwell, Hibs

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hearts boss Ian Cathro was involved in a bitter half-time bust-up with striker Bjorn Johnsen in the McDiarmid Park tunnel last night during their 1-0 loss to St Johnstone. (Sun)

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha is "average" according to Hibs boss Neil Lennon, who reckons the Ibrox club have not improved since the Portuguese replaced Mark Warburton. (Scotsman)

"Our challenge is first of all the top six, then can we progress from there. I want us to finish best of the rest," says Lennon on Hibs' return to the top flight. (Sun)

Manager Alan Archibald says defender Liam Lindsay, 21, can improve his future options by staying at Partick Thistle for another year. (Evening Times)

Hamilton Accies are sweating over the fitness of skipper Mikey Devlin ahead of Saturday's final day showdown at home to Dundee. (Sun)

Motherwell winger Lionel Ainsworth, out of contract at the end of the month, is keen to extend his four-year stint at Fir Park. (Daily Record)

Under-21 coach Scot Gemmill is confident Celtic's Mikey Johnston won't turn his back on Scotland after it emerged Ireland are trying to poach the 18-year-old playmaker. (Daily Record)

Scunthorpe United defender Murray Wallace admits he's "a bit gutted" to have been overlooked so far by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan. (Sun)

Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney says the prospect of making a speech for his second successive Scottish Football Writers' Association young player of the year award is more nerve-wracking than a Champions League night. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray is enduring his worst start to a season since 2008, with coach Ivan Lendl due to rejoin his team on Sunday ahead of the French Open. (Daily Mail)

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