Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Lionel Messi has vowed to help Celtic into the last 16 of the Champions League as a tribute to their "amazing" fans, with the Glasgow club needing to better Benfica's result against the forward's Barcelona side when they take on Spartak Moscow.

Former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady says he is determined to end his former club's Champions League qualification dream when he plays in Glasgow on Wednesday.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Getafe forward Miku is heading back to the La Liga side in January after becoming unsettled following his lack of games after joining Celtic on loan.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Rangers chief executive Charles Green has urged the Scottish Premier League to bring in an outsider to introduce new ideas as it consider league reconstruction, describing the organisation as a "busted flush".

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

The Scottish Premier League is being optimistic if it thinks Scottish Football League clubs would rush to join a second division of the top flight, Rangers chief executive Charles Green has suggested.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

Caretaker boss Billy Stark is edging closer to the top of the Scottish Football Association's shortlist for a permanent national coach the longer it delays a decision.

Full story: The Scotsmanexternal-link

Barry Ferguson has emerged as a surprise contender for the manager's job at Fleetwood Town after fellow Scotsman Micky Mellon was sacked while the former Rangers and Scotland midfielder is on loan from Blackpool.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Glasgow City players Jane Ross, Emma Mitchell and Eilish McSorley have travelled to Sweden in an attempt to win professional football contracts.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

OTHER SPORT

Scotland could be drawn against Argentina for the third World Cup in a row but will certainly avoid Wales in the pool stages after the weekend international results altered the seedings ahead of today's draw for the 2015 tournament.

Full story: The Scotsmanexternal-link

Scots runner Andrew Lemoncello admits he is facing more treatment for a hamstring injury after being forced to drop out of his comeback marathon in California.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link