Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers owner Craig Whyte last night claimed John Greig's resignation was a bolt from the blue and insisted the legend would always be welcome at Ibrox. Whyte said: "I feel as if I am at the eye of the storm at the moment, but I'll fight through it because it I know it will all be worthwhile in the end." (Various)

Derek McInnes will unveiled as new Bristol City manager today. (Various)

St Johnstone could turn to David Weir as a potential replacement should Derek McInnes move to Bristol City in the next few days. (The Herald).

Celtic star Beram Kayal last night rejected suggestions he had downed tools during contract negotiations - and insisted he's ready to prove himself all over again to sceptical supporters. (Various)

Rennes chief Peter Dreossi last night slammed FC Sion's whingeing - and suggestions they could yet play in Thursday's matchday three of Europa League Group I. (Daily Record)

Scotland boss Craig Levein has opened the door on a sensational return for James McFadden after the playmaker sealed a move to Everton. (Various)

Aberdeen boss Craig Brown is urging the club to splash out on new deals for Kari Arnason and Isaac Osbourne. (Various)

Hearts players have been told they will be paid by the end of the week after once again failing to receive their salaries on time. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels will hold talks with Doncaster Rovers over extending his son Dean's loan deal. (Various)

Derek Riordan's future in China has been thrown into doubt after his own boss blasted his attitude. (The Sun)

Former Rangers striker Duncan Ferguson is working 12-hour days for free with Everton as he attempts to carve out a coaching career. (Various)

Derek Young is poised to join Morton on a short-term deal. The former Aberdeen captain has been training at Cappielow. (The Sun)

Madcap Hearts chief Vladimir Romanov has found a new way to take out his frustrations - boxing journalists at press conferences. (Various)

Russell Latapy will make a sensational return to Scottish football on Saturday at the age of 43, turning out for Edinburgh City in the Scottish Cup against Irvine Meadow. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scot Dario Franchitti is heading the push for improved safety after the tragic death of Dan Wheldon. The Indycar champion said "I said before we tested here, having driven a stock car here, that this is not a suitable track." (The Sun)

Rob Harley reckons he'll pass on winning momentum along with the Glasgow skipper's armband to Ally Kellock next week. (Various)

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