Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Prospective Rangers buyer Craig Whyte is upset at the delay in finalising the deal, arguing that the money is there to boost the playing squad. (The Sun)

But club chairman Alastair Johnston says the board was "disappointed" that the documents supplied by Whyte did not reflect the funds that had been promised to rebuild the team. (Times, The Sun)

Rangers director Paul Murray may launch a rival bid for the club, heading a consortium of wealthy fans. (Daily Record)

Scotland boss Craig Levein has not given up hope of goalkeeper Craig Gordon recovering from injury in time to feature in the autumn internationals that will decide whether or not the country makes it to Euro 2012. (Various)

Dunfermline manager Jim McIntyre says the match between his table-topping Pars and second-placed Raith Rovers on Saturday in the Scottish First Division is not a title decider. (Daily Record)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes he needs to win a trophy to secure a longer-term deal at the club. (Daily Record)

And he has challenged his players to show they have the stomach to fight for the Scottish Premier League title. (Daily Express)

One of Lennon's key midfielders, Joe Ledley, is out of Sunday's Old Firm match at Ibrox through injury. (The Sun)

Dundee United manager Peter Houston describes Willie Collum's decision to send off three of his players in Tuesday's SPL defeat by Rangers as a "farce". (The Sun)

Kilmarnock will make a last-ditch effort to keep goalkeeper Cammy Bell at the club - his contract expires at the end of the season. (Daily Express)

Derek McInnes and Derek Adams plan to appeal against the touchline bans handed to them by the Scottish Football Association. (Various)

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