Boxing Day Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers manager Ally McCoist says his side will be ready for Celtic on Wednesday, despite a setback against St Mirren on Christmas Eve. (The Times)

McCoist will appeal the red card shown to Lee McCulloch in Saturday's match, enabling the midfielder to play at Celtic Park. (The Star)

However, McCulloch's fast track tribunal may not be held until Thursday due to the Christmas holidays, meaning he will be unable to feature against Celtic. (The Mail)

St Mirren's Paul McGowan says Rangers were lucky not to receive a third red card in Paisley after a sliding challenge made by Kyle Lafferty. (The Mail)

Celtic captain Scott Brown says the narrowing of the gap on Rangers at the top of the table was down to comments made by Nikica Jelavic that the title race was over. (The Herald)

St Johnstone have made the first move in the fight to sign Hearts star Ryan Stevenson. (The Express)

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall will make Estonian striker Henrik Ojamaa his first capture of the January transfer window. (The Express)

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