Wednesday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Bottom tier clubs look set to snub Rangers chief executive Charles Green's cash offer to vote Old Firm colt teams into re-vamped leagues. (Daily Record)

Dunfermline have been given a week to pay their debts or the 128-year-old club faces liquidation. (Various)

Goalkeeper Steve Simonsen says he's relishing his battle with Rab Douglas for the number one jersey at Dundee. (Various)

Former Hearts boss John McGlynn has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Livingston. (Sun)

Aberdeen insist they won't be rushed into appointing a successor to Craig Brown, who will retire in the summer. (Various)

Portuguese outfit Rio Ave say striker Esmael Goncalves won't stay at St Mirren once his loan deal expires in the summer and will be sold to another club. (Sun)

The Football Association of Wales has played down suggestions Gareth Bale won't be fit for Friday's World Cup 2014 qualifier against Scotland. (Herald)

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara is relaxed about potential summer departures at Tannadice as he prepares his transfer budget for next season. (Various)

Rangers have opened pre-contract talks with Dundee United skipper Jon Daly. (Express)

Welsh legend Mickey Thomas claims the current Scotland team is the worst crop to have represented their country. (Various)

Rangers boss Ally McCoist insists that promoting the Ibrox club into the second tier next season could help prevent stricken clubs like Dunfermline and Hearts from going to the wall. (Daily Mail)

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