Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Aberdeen chief executive Duncan Fraser says only the support of chairman Stewart Milne is keeping the club out of the clutches of the administrator as they lose £60,000 at every home game, pushing their debt above £12m. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown says the fans are targeting the wrong guy if they blame chairman Stewart Milne for this week's Scottish Communities League Cup defeat by Second Division side East Fife. (Various)

Celtic are leading the chase for Dundee United midfielder Scott Allan, with Rangers and Newcastle United also interested, after the 19-year-old rejected the offer of a new contract. (Daily Mail)

Rookie midfielder Scott Allan has stunned Dundee United by demanding a new contract that would make him the club's third highest earner despite the 19-year-old having played only 242 minutes in the first team. (Daily Record)

Dundee United Peter Houston has branded Scotland Under-21 midfielder Scott Allan a money-grabber for rejecting the club's offer of a new contract. (the Sun)

Scott Allan faces being frozen out of the Dundee United first team until his contract expires in the summer unless the midfielder signs a new contract. (Daily Record)

Former Dundee United manager and chairman Jim McLean says victories for East Fife, Falkirk and Ayr United over top-flight sides in the Scottish Communities League Cup have strengthened the case for an expansion of the Scottish Premier League. (Daily Record)

Falkirk midfielder Craig Sibbald celebrated his side's shock Scottish Communities League Cup win over Rangers by signing a new contract, but the 16-year-old remains a target for top English clubs. (Daily Express)

Cash-strapped Rangers have missed out on a potential £1m as a result of their shock Scottish Communities League Cup exit to Falkirk. (Daily Mail)

St Mirren midfielder Hugh Murray has undergone a minor operation on his knee to speed up his return to fitness. (Various)

Ross County striker Steven Craig has been hit with an eight-match suspension for "manhandling" referee Matt Northcroft after being sent off against Livingston. (Various)

Scotland left-back Jay McEveley has been made available for loan with the 26-year-old having dropped out of the Barnsley first team. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotsman David Bogie goes into Rally Yorkshire today knowing that first or second place will see him win the British Rally Championship. (Daily Record)

James Byrne made a dream start to his professional golf career with a six-under-par 65 in the first round of the Allianz Toulouse Open. (Various)

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