Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Swedish club Obrero say Rangers' attempt to take Alejandro Bedoya to Ibrox now instead of in January is "touch and go". (Daily Record)

Bedoya says he is enjoying being at Obrero but would prefer to move to Rangers immediately. (Daily Express)

Ibrox manager Ally McCoist has made Liverpool defender Danny Wilson his signing priority before Wednesday's 2300 BST Europa League deadline. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen boss Craig Brown insists there is no reason to panic despite his team's sticky start to the season. (Daily Mail)

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell admits that losing the Scottish Premier League title to Rangers last season hurts him every day. (The Sun)

Clubs in the Scottish First Division are set to bring back Friday night football, a move that has been approved by police. (The Sun)

Maribor assistant coach Ante Simundza says Rangers are "worthy of respect" and singles out striker Nikica Jelavic as their best player. (The Sun)

Hibernian goalkeeper Graham Stack reveals that boss Colin Calderwood had plenty of strong words to say to his team after their 4-1 hammering at Rugby Park on Sunday. (The Sun)

A former Hibs goalie, Graeme Smith, says he will be "really surprised" if Rangers do not progress against Maribor because the Slovenians have lost a lot of the good players who helped to knock out the Easter Road side a year ago. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes is desperate to sign a wide player before the transfer window closes. (Daily Record)

Former Celtic defender Ramon Vega believes the Scots will have too much power for Swiss side Sion when they meet in the Europa League on Thursday. (The Sun)

Club captain Scott Brown hopes the fans can help to intimidate the visitors. (Daily Express)

Parkhead winger James Forrest believes Celtic can have no excuses if they fail to get past Sion. (Daily Record)

Hearts will pay the tax man about £200,000 to allay the threat of administration and a 10-point penalty. (Various)

Scotland captain Darren Fletcher continued his comeback from injury by playing 90 minutes of a reserve match for Manchester United. (Daily Mail)

OTHER SPORT

Glasgow Warriors chief executive Kenny Baillie has met representatives of 18 local clubs to discuss ways to forge closer links. (The Scotsman)

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