Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic boss Neil Lennon thinks none of his star players will be tempted to leave in January if the club progress to the last 16 of the Champions League. (Sun)

And former Celtic manager Martin O'Neill is tipping Neil Lennon's side to reach the knockout phase of the tournament. (Sunday Mail)

Mikael Lustig thinks Celtic's win over Barcelona proves he was right to reject offers from Fulham and Espanyol to move to Glasgow in January. (Various)

Caretaker Scotland coach Billy Stark is set to start with striker Jordan Rhodes in Wednesday's friendly with Luxembourg. (Express)

Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds fears team-mate Ryan Fraser will get a leg broken unless he gets more protection from referees. (Sunday Mail)

And 18-year-old winger Fraser insists he has much to learn at Pittodrie and is in no hurry to leave the club. (Sunday Herald)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist hopes Walter Smith is not considered for the Scotland job, so he would be free to make a return to Ibrox. (Express)

St Johnstone striker Gregory Tade admits to feeling homesick for friends and family in France as his form has dipped recently. (Various)

Former Hearts team-mate Robbie Neilson is backing Rudi Skacel to handle the stick he gets from fans today when he visits Easter Road with Dundee United. (Express)


Attack coach Scott Johnson says Scotland must be respectful - but not afraid of - New Zealand at Murrayfield today. (Sunday Herald)

Scotland's top female cricketer Leigh Kasperek has signed for New Zealand side Wellington Blaze. (Sun)