Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan, in Istanbul for the Uefa Congress, says his organisation's job is to govern football, not assess buyers of football clubs. (Scotsman)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon reveals that he spoke to the SFA's compliance officer Vincent Lunny on the phone when he received his letter asking him to explain his comments about League Cup final referee Willie Collum. (Various)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist says he thinks of the late winger Davie Cooper every day - the Rangers, Motherwell and Scotland star died 17 years ago. (The Sun)

McCoist will weigh up playing Kyle Lafferty against Celtic in the Old Firm match at Ibrox on Sunday - the striker has recently returned to training after a hamstring injury. (Daily Mail)

Charlie Mulgrew reckons bravery to get on the ball and cope with the pressure will be a key characteristic for the players in the Old Firm match. (Daily Mail)

Hearts coach Gary Locke believes Tynecastle midfielder Ian Black is worthy of a Scotland call-up. (Various)

Poland striker coach Tomasz Frankowski warns Pawel Brozek that he risks missing out on a place at Euro 2012 because he has barely played an hour of football for Celtic. (The Sun)

Paul Murray believes his Blue Knights consortium should be given preferred bidder status following a judge's refusal on Friday to give a ruling on the Ticketus season ticket deal with Rangers. (Daily Star)

OTHER GOSSIP

On receiving his lifetime achievement award from the Scottish Golf Union, Sam Torrance says his appetite for the game is as strong as it was 40 years ago. (Scotsman)