Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Craig Levein has been boosted by the news that Kenny Miller's groin injury is not as bad as first feared. The Cardiff City striker's scan revealed just a small tear meaning he may be fit for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Spain and Lichtenstein. (Various)

Neil Lennon has admitted he'll consider his position if Celtic fail to turn their season around. (Various)

Kelvin Wilson and Scott Brown hope to hand Celtic a much needed boost today when they receive the results of scans on the injuries which are keeping them from first team action. (The Daily Record)

Beram Kayal has admitted he doesn't know when he will be fit again after suffering a thigh injury in Celtic's draw against Udinese. (Various)

Hibs are contesting a two match SFA ban for Garry O'Connor - despite assistant Billy Brown admitting on television that the striker was guilty of diving to win a penalty against St Johnstone. (Various)

Aberdeen keeper Jamie Langfield will go under the knife this week for an operation that should put an end to his ongoing health problems. The 31-year-old has been diagnosed with AVM, an abnormal connection between veins and arteries on the left side of his brain. (Express)

The SPL are set to put on more Friday football after the success of the opening fixture at Pittodrie. Chief executive Neil Doncaster described it as an "encouraging start". (Express).

Scotland international James McFadden has walked away from Wolves without taking them up on a contract offer. The 28-year-old is a free agaent after leaving Birmingham. (Various).

Former Rangers manager Walter Smith has been made a 40/1 outsider to replace Steve McClaren at Nottingham Forest. (Express)

Rangers head a list of clubs keen to sign teenage midfielder David Hopkirk. The 18-year-old, who was released by Hamilton Accies a fortnight ago, has already been into train at Murray Park and has had similar offers from West Brom, Bolton and Birmingham. (Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

There's concern over the future of the Scottish Open golf, with the European Tour boss George O'Grady worried that one of the prime slots in the schedule is without a sponsor after the withdrawal of Barclay's Bank. (Various)

SRU chief executive Mark Dodson has thrown his full support behind Andy Robinson following Scotland's World Cup exit. (Various)

Scottish Rugby's new boss has set the ambitious target of rugby replacing football as the sport of choice in schools. (The Herald)

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