Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former top referee Willie Young says some referees cannot make big decisions in big games because they don't have the "bottle". (Herald)

Daniel Cousin has agreed a short-term deal with Rangers and will fly into Scotland tonight. (Herald)

Cousin has told Ally McCoist he'll score the goals to win Rangers the Scottish Premier League. (Sun)

But Rangers are still sweating as they wait to hear if they'll be given international clearance to sign the player (Record)

Dundee United have signed Polish goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak on a pre-contract agreement. (Daily Mail, Express)

Hearts are prepared to play two games in less than 48 hours in order to earn some much-needed TV cash. (Sun)

Dundee United captain Jon Daly believes team-mate Gary Mackay-Steven is destined for bigger things if he continues to develop. (Sun)

Alex Cleland is emerging as favourite to take over from Gary Bollan as manager at First Division Livingston. (Herald)

Swedish club GAIS say Rangers have made a "desperate attempt" not to pay them compensation for the services of Mervan Celik. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland rugby star Max Evans says he'll be entirely focused on beating Wales, as he returns to the Millennium Stadium, where brother Thom suffered a career-ending injury two years ago. (Various)

Thom Evans will be in Wales opening a spinal unit on Friday, but Max says it's highly unlikely he'll be at the game. (Various)

Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal has already pencilled rejuvenated Paul Lawrie in for golf's showpiece in September. (Daily Mail)

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