Saturday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Angered by his touchline ban for using offensive language, manager Neil Lennon threatens to withdraw co-operation with the Scottish Football Association over releasing Celtic players for international duty. (Various)

On hearing of Lennon's ban, Inverness CT boss Terry Butcher says he had to check the year was not 1984, a reference to George Orwell's famous work. (Various)

Chief executive Charles Green's exit from Rangers leaves the club's fans with the same questions they had when he arrived a year ago. (Daily Mail)

Something had to give between Green and the non-executive directors of the Rangers board, says John Macmillan of the Rangers Supporters Association. (Daily Mail)

Former Sheffield United manager Dave Bassett, who was sacked by Green at Bramall Lane, claims the Yorkshireman's spell at Ibrox "has not been in the best interests of Rangers". (The Sun)

Francisco Sandaza will begin his appeal against his sacking by Rangers on Tuesday. (The Sun)

Michael Higdon's two goals for Motherwell against Dundee United on Friday night took his season tally to 24 league goals and meant he broke Willie Pettigrew's 37-year-old record for the Steelmen - he also won the club's lottery that day. (Daily Record)

Striker Andrew Mitchell jokes that he left a box of chocolates on Rangers manager Ally McCoist's desk as he tries to win a new contract at the club. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock's 19-year-old striker Rory McKenzie has been doing extra training sessions with Kris Boyd to improve his finishing skills. (The Herald)


As Grand National-winning jockey Ryan Mania prepares for the Scottish National, he says it was "just weird" to have his friends in Galashiels asking for his autograph. (The Herald)

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