Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scotland could have to play their crucial Euro 2012 double-header against Liechtenstein and Spain without midfielder Scott Brown, who has a persistent ankle injury, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has warned. (Daily Telegraph)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon will urge Scotland coach Craig Levein not to pick injury-plagued midfielder Scott Brown is his squad for the forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers. (Daily Mail)

Neil Lennon is set for crunch talks with Scotland coach Craig Levein as the Celtic manager has concerns over midfielder Scott Brown's fitness ahead of Euro 2012 qualifiers against Liechtenstein and Spain. (Daily Express)

West Brom have joined Celtic in weighing up a move for 19-year-old Scotland Under-21 midfielder Scott Allan, who has rejected a contract extension with Dundee United. (Daily Record)

Dundee United midfielder Danny Swanson says yoga sessions helped him recover from his persistent hamstring problem. (Daily Record)

Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic insists he wants to stay at Ibrox, despite being linked with a big-money move during the last transfer window. (Daily Mail)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist, whose side suffered a shock League Cup defeat by Falkirk in midweek, says players showing they do not have the mental strength to play for the Scottish champions will have to leave Ibrox. (Various)

The Scottish Football Association has stressed that its opposition to Scots taking part in Team GB's Olympic Games football team will not be relaxed for the women's squad, despite Arsenal forward Kim Little having made public her desire to play. (the Scotsman)

Sunderland are ready to step in and sign James McFadden should Wolves fail to offer a contract to the out-of-contract Scotland forward who has been on trial at Molineux after recovering from injury. (Daily Mirror)

On-loan Celtic defender Jos Hooiveld says Championship outfit Southampton are good enough for the Champions League. (Daily Mirror)

OTHER GOSSIP

Light-welterweight Lee McAllister is eyeing a European title fight after knocking out Hungarian late stand-in Karoly Lakatos within three rounds in Aberdeen. (Various)

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