Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers made unsuccessful attempts to sign Hearts captain Marius Zaliukas, fellow defender and free agent Andre Bikey, Genk forward Elyaniv Barda, DC United striker Hamdi Salihi and Cardiff City duo Dekel Keinan and Robert Earnshaw on transfer deadline day.

Celtic captain Scott Brown may only be considered for Champions League matches due to his degenerative hip condition.

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Christophe Berra could miss Scotland's opening World Cup qualifying match against Serbia as his pregnant fiancee is soon to give birth. (Sunday Mail)

And coach Craig Levein is considering starting Jordan Rhodes ahead of Kenny Miller in attack against Serbia. (Sun)

Meanwhile, Rangers manager Ally McCoist has urged Ibrox fans not to boycott Scotland games in protest over the Scottish Football Association's treatment of the club.

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Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 20, whose grandmother is from Edinburgh, has held talks with the SFA about potentially representing Scotland.

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Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels feels Everton were "very disrespectful" to the Rugby Park club over the transfer of Matthew Kennedy, who moved to Goodison Park on Friday. (Sun)