Saturday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers will allow Juventus to train at Murray Park ahead of the Italian side's Champions League meeting with Celtic in Glasgow next week.

But Juve have not yet decided whether to take up the Ibrox club's offer.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Meanwhile, experienced midfielder Andrea Pirlo is an injury doubt for the Serie A outfit's trip to Celtic Park.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Nigeria and Celtic defender Efe Ambrose
Ambrose's Nigeria play Burkina Faso on Sunday

And Celtic defender Efe Ambrose's participation against Juve may depend on how quickly he can get back to Glasgow following a visit to his native Nigeria.

President Goodluck Jonathan wants to meet his national football team if they win the Africa Cup of Nations against fellow finalists Burkina Faso in South Africa.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has been angered by Kilmarnock counterpart Kenny Shiels' claim that the Steelmen have a bigger and more experienced squad than the Rugby Park outfit.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor is ready to honour the wishes of the club's fans by opposing the current league reconstruction model of 12-12-18.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has welcomed the increased scrutiny of the club's finances, following reports of a potential winding-up order earlier this week.

Full story: The Scotsmanexternal-link

Out-of-work manager Owen Coyle is expected to turn down Blackpool after failing to agree personal terms.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

In rugby, coach Dean Ryan has warned Scotland's forwards they will be given a single chance to right the wrongs of last week's defeat by England. The Scots host Italy on Saturday afternoon.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link