Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Owner Vladimir Romanov will not walk away from Hearts despite ongoing cost reduction measures at Tynecastle. (Herald)

Hearts players could shatter Romanov's plans for a January windfall by walking away for nothing if they don't get paid by 31 December. (Sun)

Ayr United and Kilmarnock will play their League Cup semi final at Hampden. (Sun)

Winger Gregg Wylde insists he can play a more central role as Rangers look to fill the gap left by Steven Naismith's long-term injury. (Daily Express)

Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng is almost certain to miss Saturday's visit to Motherwell with a virus. (Various)

Teenager Marcus Fraser hopes to stay in the Celtic side for the trip to Fir Park after making his debut in the Europa League win over Rennes. (Herald)

Kilmarnock have extended striker Liam Boyce's trial period at Rugby Park. (Daily Express)

Kilmarnock are also in talks with Doncaster about keeping Dean Shiels on after his current loan deal expires on 16 January. (Various)

Raith Rovers have signed Hearts midfielder Denis Prychynenko on a two-month loan deal. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow coach Sean Lineen has thrown down the gauntlet to under-performing number eight Johnnie Beattie. (Daily Mail)

Veteran cricketer Paul Hoffman has vowed to play on next season despite needing a shoulder operation. (Daily Record)

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