Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers owner Craig Whyte has been unmasked as a liar after confessing that he mortgaged off season ticket money to buy the club. (The Record)

Rangers Supporters Trust chiefs now believe Whyte has opened himself up to criminal proceedings with the way he has driven the club to oblivion. (The Express)

Supporters have also branded Whyte's offer to step aside and hand over his shares to fans as "ludicrous". (The Scotsman)

Whyte has also flogged 102 years of the club's history by selling off its shares in Arsenal worth £230,000. (The Record)

Scottish FA chief Stewart Regan has vowed to flush out Whyte as the governing body stepped up its inquiry into the club's missing millions. (The Record)

Regan admits the BBC's documentary on Whyte's business past was the catalyst to get under the skin of what has been going on at the Ibrox club. (The Express)

The SFA chief has also called for an SPL wage cap to introduce financial fair play. (The Record)

Police have confirmed they are in talks with Rangers' administrators probing the club's cash crisis. (The Record)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist will meet administrators this morning in a bid to persuade them to accept a dressing room rescue package that will save everyone at Ibrox. (The Record)

Dorin Goian's agent believes the player will need to leave Rangers to protect his career. (The Express)

Dunfermline are expected to contact Rangers' administrators today seeking the £80,000 they are due from this month's match in Fife. (The Record)

Sports minister Shona Robison believes Rangers must survive for the good of Scottish football but must meet their obligations to the tax man in full. (The Record)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists his players should not be denied a title winning party at Ibrox and he would be annoyed if they were. (The Record)

Lennon also says the Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni can no longer ignore Anthony Stokes for a call-up to the national squad. (The Record)

Hearts captain Marius Zaliujas has escaped an SFA ban for making a gesture towards motherwell fans during Saturday's match at Fir Park. (The Record)

St Johnstone have snapped up former Aberdeen and Hibs defender Michael Hart until the end of the season after he left Easter Road last month. (The Sun)

Terry Butcher has warned Rangers that Inverness will be aiming to pile more misery on them in the Highlands at the weekend. (The Express)

The SFA has launched a review into the judicial process introduced at the start of the season that is currently administrated by Vincent Lunny. (The Express)

Hearts are on the brink of sealing a deal for striker Craig Beattie after another day of talks with the former Swansea city player. (The Herald)

Scotland boss Craig Levein says Ross McCormack's omission from the national squad is an indication of how many good strikers he has to choose from. (The Scotsman)