Tuesday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scottish Premier League clubs have been left angered by St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour's refusal to explain why he voted against the league reconstruction proposals put before the 12 clubs on Monday. (Various)

Another chairman who voted against the plans, Ross County's Roy MacGregor, says he could not go against the wishes of the club's fans, who had said they did not like the idea of the top two tiers of 12 splitting into three groups of eight midway through the season. (Daily Express)

And MacGregor wonders why the raft of SPL proposals had to be an all-or-nothing deal. (Daily Mail)

Motherwell chief executive Leeann Dempster believes the failure of the SPL clubs to pass an 11-1 majority in favour of reconstruction was a "missed opportunity" and one that would eventually have delivered a bigger top tier. (Daily Record)

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson believes it will take "many years" before new proposals backed by so many clubs are voted on again. (Various)

Scottish Football League clubs, who are no longer required to vote on the proposals on Friday, will work on a plan B to try to salvage some of the less controversial aspects of the rejected plans. (Daily Express)

Richard Brittain has asked St Johnstone to rip up a pre-contract agreement he signed to move from Ross County to Perth in the summer. The Staggies captain wants to remain in Dingwall. (Daily Express)

Wolves manager Dean Saunders says he plans to take on-loan Hibs striker Leigh Griffiths back to the Championship club. (The Scotsman)

Cowdenbeath have asked Dunfermline administrator Bryan Jackson to settle a £4,200 debt relating to gate receipts. (Daily Record)

Celtic captain Scott Brown could recover from surgery in time to play in the Scottish Cup final against Hibernian on 26 May. (The Sun)

Midfielder Stuart Bannigan hopes that if Partick Thistle can clinch the First Division title by beating Raith Rovers at Firhill on Tuesday evening it will inspire some of the his out-of-contract team-mates to sign new deals at the club. (The Sun)

Rangers' share price fell on Monday as the investigation into Charles Green's takeover of the club was revealed to the stock market. (The Sun)

Commenting on the SPL vote, a statement from the Ibrox club said St Mirren and Ross County "stood up for what they and their fans believe". (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Six-time Olympic gold medal winner Sir Chris Hoy is expected to announce his retirement from track cycling at Murrayfield on Thursday. (Various)

Olympic sprint star Usain Bolt could race in Glasgow next summer as UK Athletics are in talks about moving the London Grand Prix to Hampden. (The Sun)

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