Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scotland coach Craig Levein believes his squad will welcome back Steven Fletcher, despite the Sunderland striker's previous snub of the international set-up, with open arms - because they all want to qualify for the World Cup finals in Brazil.

Full story: The Sun

Suspended Scotland forward Steven Naismith says Steven Fletcher should not expect to be a guaranteed starter for the international team despite his good recent scoring record with Sunderland.

Full story: The Sun

Scotland coach Craig Levein will allow Darren Fletcher to decide for himself whether he can face two games in five days following the midfielder's return to action with Manchester United from long-term illness.

Full story: Sunday Times

Scotland striker James McFadden, still looking for a club after being released by Everton, will this week sign a contract that will keep him at Sunderland until the summer.

Full story: The Sun

Vancouver Whitecaps have allowed striker Kenny Miller to return to Scotland to recover from a hamstring strain so he can be fit for his country's World Cup qualifying double header against Wales and Belgium.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Scotland and other countries will be told where and when they will play their qualifiers for the 2016 European Championships in France after Uefa decided to end the bartering over venues and dates.

Full story: The Sun

The abandonment of Saturday's Scottish Premier League match between Motherwell and Dundee United at Fir Park because of a power cut will cost the home club £40,000.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

Celtic manager Neil Lennon could be the next member of staff to land a pay rise after helping three of his players - Charlie Mulgrew, Adam Matthews and James Forrest - earn bumper new deals.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Steve Kean resigned as manager at Blackburn Rovers - and walked away from a contract worth up to £14.9m - as a successful claim against the club for constructive dismissal would result in him receiving a much larger settlement figure than if he had been sacked by the Championship club.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Stephen McGinn is being encouraged to go out on loan after the midfielder failed to break into Gianfranco Zola's first-team squad following his recovery from long-term injury.

Full story: The Sun

Rangers striker Andy Little was so determined to help the club after they started the season in Division Three that he played on with a broken foot.

Full story: Sunday Post

OTHER GOSSIP

The Glasgow Tigers speedway team have been saved from the scrapheap thanks to an 11th-hour rescue package by Danish-based businessman Alun Biggart.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Off-form Paul Casey has revealed that Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree is his inspiration as he strives to rebuild his golf game and get back to the Ryder Cup stage.

Full story: Sunday Mail

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