Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Police are demanding Rangers' administrator hands over documents relating to Craig Whyte's takeover that could lead to a criminal prosecution of the club's owner. (Daily Record)

Manager Ally McCoist admits he has not heard from potential new Rangers owner Bill Miller for several days and does not know when he will meet the American trucking tycoon. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone forward Derek Riordan spent the May holiday in a police cell after being arrested over an alleged disturbance at the HMV Picture House nightclub in Edinburgh and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today. (Daily Record)

Hercules, who are in the Spanish Second Division play-off position, are leading the race to sign Fancisco Sandaza, but the St Johnstone striker is also attracting interest from Bristol City and clubs in Greece and Cyprus. (the Sun)

Scotland winger James Forrest says he wants to stay with Celtic next season despite interest from Tottenham Hotspur. (Various)

United States winger Alejandro Bedoya is determined to stay at Rangers despite a nightmare first season through injury and the financial turmoil at the Glasgow club. (Evening Times)

Irish striker Jon Daly says he prefers playing in the Scottish Premier League than the possibility of following former Dundee United team-mates to the Championship in England. (the Times)

Motherwell forward Jamie Murphy is a summer transfer target for Crystal Palace's Scottish manager, Dougie Freedman. (Daily Record)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Terry Butcher says he could not afford to sign released Hearts midfielder Ian Black and former Bristol City striker David Clarkson. (the Sun)

Leeds United have offered Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass a bumper new contract in an attempt to fight off interest from Norwich City and newly promoted Southampton. (Daily Record)

Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt, born in Reading but with a Scottish grandfather, is being considered for a call-up by Scotland coach Craig Levein and could play against Australian in August. (Daily Express)

Scotland coach Craig Levein expects to take a near full-strength squad - minus the injured Charlie Adam and illness-hit Darren Fletcher - to face the United States in a 26 May friendly in Jacksonville. (Daily Express)

British Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan has bitterly criticised Scottish football fans for snubbing the London Games, with 90% of tickets for matches at Hampden Park in Glasgow yet to be sold. (Daily Express)

Glasgow-born midfielder James McCarthy, who played for Wigan Athletic as they defeated Blackburn Rovers 1-0 to secure their place in England's top flight last night, had asked not to be included in the Republic of Ireland squad announced earlier in the day for the Euro 2012 finals because his father has been diagnosed with cancer. (Various)

Hamilton Accies have signed on-loan Jon McShane on a two-year contract after the striker's release by St Mirren. (Various)

Midfielder Jon Robertson believes he is good enough for the Scottish Premier League having helped Cowdenbeath win the Division Two title after signing a pre-contract agreement in January to join St Mirren. (Various)

Striker Farid El Alagui has not ruled out staying with Falkirk despite interest from Aberdeen, Dundee United and Huddersfield Town. (Various)


Lock Jim Hamilton will find out on Thursday if he is free to tour with Scotland this summer after receiving a red card for punching in Gloucester's final Aviva Premiership match against London Irish on Saturday. (the Scotsman)

Guy Learmonth believes he can challenge for a place in the Great Britain team this summer after winning the BUCS 800m title at the Olympic Stadium yesterday. (Various)

Basketball's governing bodies in Scotland, England and Wales and have been asked to vote on a merger that could end their right to play individually in tournaments other than the Commonwealth Games. (Various)

Pete Cowan, who has guided Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke and Louis Oosthuizen, has been drafted in as a coach to help Scotland's young talent. (Daily Express, the Scotsman)

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