Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Neil Lennon thinks Hearts should have got more than "a slap on the wrist" for the attack on him by a fan in the Glasgow club's last visit to Tynecastle. (Various)

Rennes playmaker Stephane Dalmat will miss the Europa League group games against Celtic after suffering a fit at the end of his side's draw with Atletico Madrid. (Daily Record)

Former Rangers manager Walter Smith says he rejected a big-money offer to take change of a club in the Middle East. (the Sun)

Lithuania manager Raimond Zutautas has called up several inexperienced players and looks likely to play uncapped goalkeeper Marius Rapalis against the Czech Republic in a game Scotland hope the Czechs will lose to boost their Euro 2012 qualification hopes. (Daily Record)

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has rejected any speculation linking midfielder Barry Bannan with a move to Manchester United. (footylatest.com)

Highland League leaders Buckie Thistle have paid the second-highest fee since May between Scottish club at all levels when they signed Deveronvale captain Mark Chisholm. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he strongly fancies Scotland to win their final group game at the Rugby World Cup - because it is against England. (Daily Record)

Glasgow Warriors have confirmed that they will move next season from Firhill to Scotstoun Stadium. (Various)

Former world featherweight champion Scott Harrison is set to make a sensational return after boxing chiefs ruled he is free to box again. (Daily Record)

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