Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Rangers manager Walter Smith tells fans they must not be broken by the club's fall into administration and says that manager Ally McCoist is the perfect man to guide the club through the problems. (Daily Record)

Ex-Ibrox striker Mark Hateley says the tone of comments by Celtic manager Neil Lennon and chief executive Peter Lawwell about Rangers' predicament are "ill-judged" and "inflammatory". (Daily Record)

Motherwell goalie Darren Randolph can't believe team-mate Michael Higdon scored an overhead kick against Hibernian because he can barely get off the ground in training. (Various)

Gordon Smith, who was made redundant by Rangers on Thursday as the club's director of football, says he was unable to do his job because he was blocked by former chairman Craig Whyte. (Various)

Cardiff City's Kenny Miller, who had two spells at Ibrox, says he is "obviously upset" at the situation at Rangers. (Daily Mail)

New Hearts striker Craig Beattie hopes to win over the fans at Tynecastle who despised him as a visiting Celtic player. (Daily Mail)

Dundee United may contact the FA in England over a six-figure sum they are waiting on from Blackburn who purchased their striker David Goodwillie. (Various)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown tells his goal-shy strikers that they "need to get their finger out" and start scoring goals. (The Sun)

Defender Thomas Rogne wants a new deal at Celtic. (Daily Express)

Former Hibs defender Michael Hart feels he has to pinch himself at the prospect of chasing European football now that he has moved to St Johnstone. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland teenage full-back Stuart Hogg reveals he is related to legendary footballer George Best. (The Sun)

Dunfermline are still trying to get hold of the £80,000 they are owed by Rangers. (DR)

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