Wednesday's Scottish Gossip

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Norway defender Vegard Forren has no problem with Scotland captain Scott Brown aiming a sly, first-half kick at him during last night's 1-0 win for the visitors in Molde. (Sun)

And Scotland boss Gordon Strachan is full of praise for goalkeeper David Marshall after the win in Norway. (Various)

Hearts' administrators have held "tentative" talks with the insolvency firm in control of the club's failed parent company UBIG about the proposed deal that would take the Edinburgh outfit out of administration - an agreement will need to be reached before a meeting of creditors at the end of this week. (Herald)

Millwall boss Steve Lomas has vowed to do all he can to keep goalkeeper David Forde after reports of Celtic's interest in the 33-year-old. (Sun)

Former Rangers defender Darren Cole turned out for Hearts U20s as a trialist on Monday. (Daily Express)

Striker Steven Thompson has been credited with St Mirren's opener in Sunday's 2-1 win over Ross County, rather than team-mate Kenny McLean. (Various)

Rico Quitingo, son of Angola-born former Hamilton and St Mirren winger Jose, has been selected for a Scotland U15 training camp. (Various)


WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns will fight at Glasgow's Hydro Arena on 8 February, his promoter has announced, although there is no word on his opponent. (Various)

Track cyclist Katie Archibald, 20, will make her first World Cup appearance for Great Britain at next month's second round in Mexico. (Herald)