Sunday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley hopes his team-mate Gary Hooper can be persuaded to sign a new contract at the Scottish Premier League leaders instead of moving to the Premier League in England. (The Sun)

Manager Neil Lennon makes it clear Celtic do not want to sell Hooper but he admits every player "has his price". (Various)

Celtic goalkeeper is a major doubt for his team's league and cup games in the next week as he tries to recover in time from a neck strain. (The Sun)

Scottish Football Association president Campbell Ogilvie wants a shake-up of the cups to be part of a revamp of football in Scotland. (Sunday Mail)

Discussing a search for talent to boost the ailing Scotland team, new manager Gordon Strachan says "anyone who has ginger hair and looks a bit peely wally - we'll have a look at him!" (Various)

Rangers coach Kenny McDowall says seeing midfielder Lewis Macleod in training for the first time had the same effect as when he first watched Aiden McGeady at Celtic. (Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Herald)

Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston has dismissed suggestions that the club was in danger of going into administration, after a food supplier of the Ayrshire club went public about a £16,000 unpaid bill. (Sunday Herald)

However, Sandy Armour, head of the Killie Supporters Association, wants to see Johnston step down and is worried that the claim by the local food supplier sends out a negative message about the club. (Sunday Mail)

Former Rangers defender Tony Vidmar urges the Celtic fans to give new Australian signing Tom Rogic time to settle, saying it took him a year to get used to the pace and physical nature of the Scottish game when he was at Ibrox. (The Sun)

Motherwell goalkeeper Darren Randolph says his priority is to play every week and he does not want to move from Fir Park in the summer to be earning more money while sitting on the bench. (Sunday Herald)


Glenboig boxer Eddie Doyle, who fights Glasgow's Willie Limond for the vacant light-welterweight title on Monday, says his wife, Gillian, is annoyed she cannot take her usual ringside seat to watch him because the fight is at the St Andrew's Sporting Club, and it's on a men-only night. (The Sun)

Edinburgh rugby coach Michael Bradley has acknowledged that he and his players are all playing for their futures in the coming weeks as they try to salvage a poor season. (Sunday Herald)