Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Kris Commons will be given a recall to the Scotland squad if Robert Snodgrass is ruled out of Friday's match against Wales. Commons has not played for Scotland in over a year. (Various)

Commons' Celtic teammate Joe Ledley, who is likely to be in the Welsh team that faces the Scots, is confused by the former's omission from Craig Levein's squad.

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Wales defender Joel Lynch will sit out Friday's meeting in Cardiff due to a knee injury. (Daily Record)

Scotland midfielder James Morrison will not face West Brom teammate Romelu Lukaku in Brussels next week after the striker withdrew from the Belgium squad. (Various)

Gary Mackay-Steven's absence from the Dundee United first-team will be longer than first expected, with the winger not yet ready to return to training following knee surgery. (Various)

Brian Allison received a free night out courtesy of Celtic fans after scoring Stirling Albion's winner against Rangers on Saturday and the defender was also sent home early from his day job on Monday, with his boss becoming somewhat fed up by the amount of congratulatory phonecalls Allison was receiving. (Daily Record)


Pro12 director David Jordan has ruled out the possibility of an investigation into the performances of the Italian referees who officiated Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors' weekend matches following widespread criticism of debut whistler Matteo Liperini and the inexperienced Giuseppe Vivarini. (Sun)