Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby believes he and manager Neil Lennon are facing "the most critical week of their Celtic careers" as the club prepare for matches against Rennes and Motherwell. (Various)

Steve Lomas will be made the new manager of St Johnstone today. (Daily Record / Daily Mail)

Scotland manager Craig Levein had to confess that he was unaware striker David Goodwillie is due to stand trial on an assault charge, having dropped Barry Bannan because of the midfielder's recent arrest. (Scotsman)

The SFA is drawing up a code of conduct which will outline what the governing body considers as unacceptable behaviour by Scotland players. (Herald)

Kilmarnock are in favour of playing their League Cup semi final with Ayr United in Edinburgh but the First Division side want a trip to Hampden. (Various)

Aberdeen midfielder Rob Milsom reckons Steven Naismith should have been red carded for his tackle on him but now wishes the Rangers star a swift recovery from the long-term injury he sustained in the challenge. (Daily Record)

Motherwell defender Stevie Hammell is confident he can shake off an ankle knock to make his 400th appearance for the club against Celtic on Saturday. (Various)

Hibs midfielder Lewis Stevenson would love to see Derek Riordan return to Easter Road for a third spell, with the striker currently out of favour at Chinese club Shaanxi Chanba. (Sun)

Celtic's Beram Kayal faces being kicked out of the Israeli team for refusing to sing the national anthem. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Edinburgh Rugby owner Bob Carruthers has written to the SRU offering to pull together entrepreneurs who could take over the running of Scotland's pro teams. (Scotsman)

Scotland beat Portugal but lost to England, Wales and France in a rugby sevens invitational event in Elche, Spain. (Various)

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