Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Proposed league reconstruction in Scotland could follow a model similar to that of Belgium, where 16 teams compete in a top flight which splits into three sections near the end of the season to settle the championship, European places and relegation.

Duff & Phelps, the administrators of Rangers Football Club plc, will need to vouch for Charles Green being a fit and proper person when he meets the Scottish FA to discuss his plans to relaunch the club as a new company.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Jamie Ness, one of several players objecting to their proposed transfer from the old Rangers to the newco, is expected to join Stoke City.

Full story: Sunexternal-link

And John Fleck, who is also rejecting the newco move, is in talks about a possible move to Coventry City.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Green has vowed to take legal action against the players who are refusing to join his newco.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

But the head of FIFPro's legal department Wil van Megen believes Green has no grounds to sue the players who reject the move.

Full story: Heraldexternal-link

Former Ayr United boss Brian Reid is in line to replace John McGlynn as manager of Raith Rovers, with McGlynn now in charge at Hearts.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

James McFadden's return to Motherwell for training may turn into a more permanent stay.

Full story: Sunexternal-link