Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Jordan Rhodes will be handed his first full cap by Craig Levein, with the national coach promoting the in-form Huddersfield Town striker from the under-21s to the senior side for their friendly against Cyprus. (Sunday Mail)

Norwich City manager Paul Lambert has urged Scotland coach Craig Levein to consider Russell Martin at central defender after the right-back proved a revelation in his new position as cover for injuries. (Mail on Sunday)

Norwich City manager Paul Lambert says he would be straight on the phone to dissuade Neil Lennon if he genuinely thought that his friend was entertaining thoughts of quitting as Celtic manager. (Mail on Sunday)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon exempted only James Forrest, Ki Sung-Yueng and Joe Ledley for criticism after their side's 0-0 draw at home to Hibernian. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers face a ban from European competition next season should the Scottish Premier League leaders go into administration this term. (Sunday Post)

Rangers face the prospect of three years without European football if forced to start a new company because of their tax dispute with the HMRC. (Scotland on Sunday)

Football agent Graeme Rankin has lodged a complaint with the Scottish Football Association claiming Rangers owe him £100,000 from the transfer of Kirk Broadfoot to Ibrox from St Mirren in 2010. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist believes Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic will remain at Ibrox if the side can clinch their fourth Scottish Premier League title in a row. (Sunday Mail)

Kyle Lafferty is eager to sign a new contract with Rangers and reward manager Ally McCoist for the striking tips that have helped revitalise his Ibrox career. (Various)

Cillian Sheridan has set his sights on staying with St Johnstone, but the striker admits he might have to move on again at the end of his loan from CSKA Sofia. (Mail on Sunday)

Former Northern Ireland international Steve Lomas is set to be named the new manager of St Johnstone. (Sunday Mail)

Sligo Rovers' Paul Cook, who priced himself out of the manager's job at St Johnstone, has been offered the chance to become former Saints boss Derek McInnes's number three at Bristol City. (Sunday Post)

Dunfermline Athletic will appeal against the straight red card shown to Gary Mason in the 4-1 defeat by Dundee United. (Sunday Post)

Hearts manager Paulo Sergio is almost certainly facing a fresh Scottish Football Association rap after being ordered from the dugout by referee Alan Muir during the Edinburgh side's 1-0 defeat by Kilmarnock. (Mail on Sunday)

Former Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo is poised to be named the new head coach of Lithuania. (Sunday Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland's cricketers, who thumped New Zealand on Thursday, completed another amazing giant-killing act to storm into the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Sixes by brushing aside an international All-Stars Select. (Sunday Post)

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