Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

After his team's 2-0 win over Motherwell, Rangers manager Ally McCoist wants a home tie when the Scottish Communities League Cup quarter-final draw is made - and if Rangers are paired with Celtic he says it would "create a massive amount of interest". (Various)

Rangers chief executive Charles Green has met Sir David Murray to discuss the sale of offices on Edmiston Drive, just next to Ibrox Stadium, and to discuss the Employee Benefit Trust issue affecting the club. (Various)

Celtic's Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose believes he can follow in the footsteps of his countrymen Kanu and John Obi Mikel in winning the Champions League. (Various)

Hearts defender Danny Grainger dedicated his League Cup goal against Livingston to a fan who was giving him abuse earlier in the match. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels reckons Danny Racchi will be a star player for the Rugby Park side this season. (The Sun)

Ryan McGowan may have to move from Hearts, his agent warns, as little progress has been made over a new deal. (The Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former world boxing champion Scott Harrison, who has made two comeback fights in recent months after more than six years out of the ring, is in court in the Costa del Sol accused of attacking three men in a Spanish brothel. (The Sun)

Europe's Ian Poulter says he is intrigued how the golfers can be great friends with the American team but when it comes to the Ryder Cup "boy, do you want to kill them". (Various)

Scottish golfer Andrew Coltart believes Paul Lawrie, an under-rated figure in the United States, can surprise the Ryder Cup hosts. (Daily Express)

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