Thursday's Scottish gossip
Former Rangers director Paul Murray has called for a full-scale probe into the tax bill case that shut Rangers down and believes the club could be owed millions of pounds in damages.
Barcelona midfielder Xavi has told Celtic they won't go easy against Benfica as qualification for the knockout stage of the Champions League goes down to the wire. (Various)
Dunfermline have praised the fundraising efforts of the Pars Alive supporters' group as the East End Park outfit aim to avoid administration. (Various)
Peter Houston wants his Dundee United side to discover the knack of scoring first because he doesn't want to rely on stirring second-half comebacks for the rest of the season. (Various)
Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels insists Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic's hiring and firing policy of managers is flawed as any new man at the helm has little time to find a winning formula. (Record)
Celtic captain Scott Brown has visited a specialist in his latest attempt to find a cure to his persistent hip injury.
Neil Lennon is looking to bolster his Celtic squad with a January move for Polish winger Pawel Wszolek who has shone for Polonia this season.
Spartak Moscow owner Leonid Fedun has vowed to keep faith with under-fire manager Unai Emery ahead of next month's game against Celtic, with the Russians fifth in the league and bottom of Champions League Group G. (Various)
Hibs keeper Ben Williams insists the SPL doesn't need overhauled as supporters are enjoying their football. (Sun)
Rangers' fans chief John Macmillan has urged the SPL to scrap its inquiry into alleged dual contracts in the wake of the tax case verdict. (Express)
Dundee boss Barry Smith believes his side could gain a psychological boost by beating St Mirren at the weekend and moving off the bottom of the SPL table. (Various)