Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers midfielder Lee McCulloch believes top scorer Nikica Jelavic will stay at the club beyond January to help them try and win a fourth consecutive Scottish Premier League title. (Sunday Mail)

But manager Ally McCoist admits he could face a fight to keep striker Jelavic. (Sunday Times)

Meanwhile, Ibrox full-back Steven Whittaker is a transfer target for Fulham. (Sunday Mail)

Hibernian defender Michael Hart says Lee Wallace made the most of the challenge that led to a penalty for Rangers in Saturday's match at Easter Road, which the Ibrox side went on to win 2-0. (Various)

Unpaid Hearts players are threatening to walk away from the club in mid-January if they have still not received their wages by then.

The Tynecastle squad are unhappy that the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football Association have not intervened to resolve the situation and are willing to become free agents and put their faith in Fifa and the legal system. (Scotland on Sunday)

Aberdeen midfielder Kari Arnason has sympathy for those Hearts players still waiting for their November wages, having experienced a similar situation at Plymouth Argyle. (Sunday Mail)

Former Aberdeen striker Eric Black believes the Pittodrie club's current plight goes much deeper than the management team. (Scotland on Sunday)

High-flying Motherwell could lose striker Jamie Murphy, who is attracting interest from Birmingham City. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes the winners of the Europa League should gain automatic entry into the following season's Champions League. (Sunday Mail)

Victor Wanyama described his winning goal against Hearts as the best of his career. (Sunday Mail)

But for Inverness boss Terry Butcher, Saturday was one of his worst days in management after watching his side surrender a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Dundee United. (Sunday Mail)

Dunfermline and Kilmarnock chiefs were angry that their encounter at East End Park was called off due to fog with both clubs believing the match should have been played. (Sunday Mail)

Henry McLeish, the author of a two-part report into the future of football in Scotland, wants the Scottish season pushed as far into the summer months as possible. (Sunday Times)

And McLeish expects an agreement on Scottish league reconstruction to be achieved over the next three years. (Sunday Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Skip Eve Muirhead says Scotland women's victory in the European Curling Championships was "one of the medals I've wanted". (Various)

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