Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers boss Ally McCoist battled through the night in a bid to save as many of his players as possible from redundancy. (Daily Record)

McCoist has offered to work for the rest of the season without any salary. (Sun)

Rangers owner Craig Whyte maintains that the financial troubles at Ibrox are nothing to do with him. (Daily Express)

Ticketus, who have bought up £24m-worth of future season tickets at Ibrox, say they are willing to hold talks with any potential new owners in a bid to bring a "rapid and successful conclusion to Rangers' administration. (Various)

Hearts manager Paolo Sergio has dropped his biggest hint yet that he is on the way out at Tynecastle. (Daily Record)

With his injury troubles behind him, West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans reckons he can force his way into the Scotland starting XI. (Various)

Motherwell have raised half of the £250,000 target needed by 31 March to move on with their fans' trust, aimed at an eventual takeover of the club. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown admits his side must end Celtic's 17-match SPL winning run at the weekend to have a chance of finishing in the top six. (Daily Express)

Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels has told his players they are playing for League Cup final places when they face St Johnstone tomorrow. (Various)

St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas is backing striker Fran Sandaza to end his five-game barren run. (Various)

Dundee's proposed move for former Scotland midfielder Nigel Quashie is off. (Various)

The South of Scotland League is considering a switch to summer football. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

New Zealand cricketer George Worker will not be joining the Scottish Saltires this summer after being drafted into the Black Caps squad in his homeland. (Daily Express)

Edinburgh's fringe players are being urged to use the weekend clash with Ulster to press claims for Heineken Cup quarter-final selection next month. (Various)

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